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Pinus montezumae (Montezuma Pine)

Type Tree, Conifer, Evergreen
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Pinus montezumae - 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 montezumae:

  • 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
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Pinus montezumae

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Pinus montezumae:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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View other types of conifers with medium green foliage

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

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