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Pinus maritima (Maritime Pine)

Type Tree, Conifer, Evergreen
Form Conical-Shaped Tree, Architectural Form
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Pinus maritima - Cultivation Notes

The hardy pine prefers a poorer well drained, sandy soil on neutral to acid (not chalky) soil. Plant in an open sunny shade free position including any cold and exposured spots. Don’t prune unless for shape or to removing dead weak wood


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Pinus maritima:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Pinus maritima

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Pinus maritima:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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Common Missspellings: Pinis, Pines, Pinnus, Pinnes, Pynus, Pynis, Pynes, Pinas

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