Pinus muricata/Bishop Pine, Pricklecone Pine

Pinus muricata / Pinus muricata
Large, prominent pine cones
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Large, prominent pine cones

Young, developing pine cones

Long, sharp needles

Foliage and pine cones

Relatively young tree with developing cones

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Scientific Name: Pinus muricata
Common Name: Bishop Pine, Pricklecone Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The Bishop Pine is primarily native of California in the warmer regions of the state. It produces staight to contorted crowns with dark gray, deeply furrowed bark bark. Needles are in bundles of two. The cones are yellow-brown.