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Pinus torreyana ssp. torreyana

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Pinus torreyana ssp. torreyana
Pinus torreyana ssp. torreyana

Species Name: Pinus torreyana
Common Name: Torrey Pine

A wonderful pine, cultivated in many other parts of the world. Usuallly wind-pruned and picturesque near coast. Inland form is open and graceful. Two populations found only in San Diego County.

Plant Family: Pinaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 35- 50' H x 20-40' W
Growth Habit: Broad, rounded crown
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Cones
Flower Color: Cones
Endangered?: List 1B/ RED 3-2-2
Distribution: Southern South Coast Range (Coastal San Diego County); Northern Channel Islands (Santa Rosa Island)
Natural Habitat: Sandstone, coastal scrub, chaparral to 500'

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