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common name: Montezuma Pine
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
fruit colour: brown
main season: All Year
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Lovely medium to large sized tree with distinctive foliage. Broadly conical at first but ultimately developing a domed crown. The green or greyish-green needles are very long, up to 30cm, and held in groups of 5 or occasionally more. Deeply fissured, grey-brown bark, orange-brown on younger branches. Yellowish-brown female cones up to 20cm long.
Not very hardy and best in a reasonably sheltered position.
Striking specimen tree for mild locations.
From central and southern Mexico and Guatamala.