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Pinus peuce

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, UC Santa Cruz Arboretum - Santa Cruz, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

A popular ornamental tree, Macedonian pine is very resistant to White Pine Blister Rust.

Native to Southeastern Europe.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect and requires ample growing space.

Columnar or Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 80 feet.

Width: 20 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

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

Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3 - 7, 14 - 17 and 20 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium and White Pine Blister Rust. 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 peuce Tree Record." 1995-2018. Oct 22, 2018.
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