Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis)

Native: Canary Islands of Spain.

General Notes:

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.

Tree Characteristics

  • 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.

Source:

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

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