Saturday, May 1, 2010
Pinus canariensis - Canary Island Pine
Pinus canariensis: Pinus
refers to the Latin name of
P. pinea; canariensis
, from the Canary Islands.
A tall and narrow, fast growing medium-sized pine.
Long needles (9-12" long) are held in fascicles of 3 and can remain on the tree for two years, giving a shaggy effect.
Pollen cones. Female cones are oblong, 4-8" long.
Dark red to grayish brown irregularly fissured bark. Compare to
New foliage can sprout directly from the trunk Note that new needles are singly held, rather than in fascicles.
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