SelecTree: Tree Detail
INDIAN LONGLEAF PINE
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Quail Arboretum - Encinitas, CA and Franceschi Park - Santa Barbara, CA
General NotesSimilar to P. canariensis in form and leaf characteristics. Grows in Himalayan foothills. Tolerant of heat and drought.
Native to Himalayas of Pakistan, India and Nepal.
Additional Common Names
CHIR PINE, INDIAN LONGLEAF PINE
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 60 - 80 feet.
Width: 30 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Needle, Light 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 Dark Gray, Furrowed or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 9 and 12 - 24.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate 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 Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Not Deer Palatable.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus roxburghii Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-roxburghii >