Pinus Radiata (Monterey Pine)
|Common Name(s)||:||Monterey Pine|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree uses||:||Coastal Planting|
|Tree uses||:||Cold Exposed Sites|
This makes a large tree with a deeply fissured bark with a dense crown of branches supporting needles in threes up to 15cm in length.
Introduced in 1833 by David Douglas from California, it won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
Cones are borne in whorls along the branches and often remain intact for several years.
A very useful subject for coastal areas as it is quick to grow and able to withstand strong salt laden winds.
Mature height: 20m+