gray pine (Pinus sabiniana)

Native: California

General Notes:

Pinus sabiniana in Visalia is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 120 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 178 inches and a crown spread of 77 feet.

Tree Characteristics

  • Very drought resistant.
  • Shape: Conical
  • Foliage: Evergreen Needle, Gray Green, No Change,
  • Height: 60 - 70 feet.
  • Width: 15 - 20 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Purple or Yellow. Flowers in Spring
  • Fruit: Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible.
  • Bark: Black or Dark Brown, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderately Low in Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 3 - 10 and 14 – 21, USDA Hardiness 8 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Texas Root Rot and Verticillium
  • Susceptible: Aphids, California Five Spined Engraver Beetle and IPS, Pitch Canker, Mistletoe, Western Gall Rust and Oak Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium Weak
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy
  • Biogenic Emissions: Low.
  • Attracts: Birds and Squirrels.

Source:

SelecTree. "Pinus sabiniana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 1, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-sabiniana >

 grey pine