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Maritime Pine Pinus pinaster

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
PY-nus pin-AS-ter
Description

A tree that is grown in its native region for its lumber as well as for the production of turpentine and rosin.

It is also a popular ornamental tree in regions with warm temperate climates.  It can grow to a height of up to 100 feet, growing with a somewhat straight trunk. It typically has a very open crown of upswept branches.  When young, the branches can be somewhat curved shaped, but as the tree ages, they become irregular and denser.

The branching is mostly unimodal (single node) but sometimes multimodal (multiple nodes).  

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#tropical#evergreen#sun#full sun#conifer#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#tropical#evergreen#sun#full sun#conifer#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    pinaster
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    France, Spain and Portugal
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Open
    Oval
    Spreading
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Foliar buds and egg shaped with scales that are fringed with whit hairs.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Long spreading, green to yellow-green
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Black
    Dark Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    Thick, scaly, fissured pattern
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Recreational Play Area
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer