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MEXICAN PINYON PINE
Pinus cembroides

Pinus cembroides Pinus cembroides Pinus cembroides Pinus cembroides Pinus cembroides Pinus cembroides

Photo Locations: Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Drought resistant.

Native to Western North America.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown or Yellow Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter.

Bark Red Brown, Furrowed or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Bonsai or Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus cembroides Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-cembroides >

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