Pinus torreyana /Torrey Pine

Pinus torreyana  / Pinus torreyana
Needles and pollen cones in late winter
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Needles and pollen cones in late winter


Foliage and pollen cones

A mature Torrey Pine in a state park/reserve near San Diego, Calif.

Characteristic crooked trunk when growing in a natural habitat

A beautiful heavy cone of the Torrey Pine

A wet cone of the Torrey Pine

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Scientific Name: Pinus torreyana
Common Name: Torrey Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a tall growing pine which often has a rather open crown and crooked trunk. It is quite drought hardy and produces grayish colored needles.