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Pinus montezumae

Pinus montezumae Pinus montezumae Pinus montezumae Pinus montezumae Pinus montezumae Pinus montezumae

Photo Locations: Ruth Bancroft Garden - Walnut Creek, CA

General Notes

Cones can be up to 12 inches long.

Native to Mexico and Central America.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect, Spreading or Weeping and requires ample growing space.

Conical or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 50 - 100 feet.

Width: 20 - 28 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown or Yellow Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 7 - 9 and 12 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

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 and Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus montezumae Tree Record." 1995-2021. Jan 21, 2021.
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