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botanical name:
Pinus montezumae
Pinus montezumae © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Montezuma Pine
family:  Pinaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen
height: 15.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: grey-brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: 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.

By seed.

Striking specimen tree for mild locations.

other notes:
From central and southern Mexico and Guatamala.

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