Pinus contorta

Shore Pine, Beach Pine

The many forms and types of pines can be found in northern temperate zones and on mountains in the tropics. Some grow rapidly, others slowly. Some have silvery foliage, others are dark green. They range from dwarfs to 100-foot-tall trees. The size and form of their cones vary. All pines have long needlelike leaves grouped in clusters of 2 to 5. They are fairly drought-tolerant, with a few exceptions. Extended drought or pollution can weaken pines, making them susceptible to pests and diseases. They grow well in full sun and poor, but well-drained soils. Shape tree in spring. Too much water produces yellow needles.
Pinus contorta, Shore Pine, Beach Pine
Shaped and stunted by coastal winds in its natural setting, in the garden it is easily trained into a domed, columnar, or oval shape. Fissures etch patterns on the bark. Good in containers. Many cultivars and subspecies.

Attributes - Pinus contorta

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 20 ft. to 45 ft.

Width: 45 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Damping-off, Root Rot, Rust, Scales.

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