Genus Pinus is the largest group of conifers in the world, one hundred and thirteen species all evergreen trees or shrubs. It is almost an entirely northern hemisphere genus. There is no fossil record in the southern hemisphere and only one species just crosses the equator in northern Sumatra. Pinus species have attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of two, three or five; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Pinus radiata ‘Aurea’ is otherwise known as Monterey pine. It is an attractive conical shape when young, eventually forming a large, broad-topped tree. The needles are long at 10-15cm long and golden yellow. Brown cones are produced in clusters on mature trees and remain in place for years.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - Yellow needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 12m. Ultimate Spread: 8m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.