Native: Canary Islands of Spain.
A Pinus canariensis in Orange is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 82 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 162 inches and a crown spread of 81 feet.
- Drought tolerant.
- Shape: Columnar or Conical
- Foliage: Evergreen, Needle, Blue Green or Dark Green
- Height: 50 - 80 feet.
- Width: 20 - 35 feet.
- Flowers: Inconspicuous
- Fruit: Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in winter.
- Bark: Red Brown, Fissured.
- Shading Capacity: Moderate to Dense in Leaf.
- Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
- Zones: Sunset 8, 9, and 12 – 24, USDA Hardiness 9 - 10.
- Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Pests & Disease Information
- Resistant to Oak Root Fungus, Texas Root Rot and Verticillium.
- Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Spider Mites, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Pitch Canker.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
- Branch Strength: Medium.
- Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
- Health Hazard: Allergy
- Biogenic Emissions: Moderate.
- Attracts: Birds and Squirrels.
SelecTree. "Pinus canariensis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 26, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-canariensis >
The Editors of Sunset (2012) The New Sunset Western Garden Book New York, New York: Sunset Books Inc