SelecTree: Tree Detail
MEXICAN PINYON PINE
Photo Locations: Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
Utility friendly tree.Drought resistant.
Native to Western North America.
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.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria.
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
Bonsai or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus cembroides Tree Record." 1995-2019. Mar 19, 2019.
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