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Cultural Details for Pinus ayacahuite

Common Name:
Mexican White Pine

Growth Rate:
Fast, 50' in 25-40 years

Average Mature Height:
30-50'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Monoecious

Fruit Details:
6-14" long, 3-4" wide curved cylindrical cones, pendulous, borne singly or in groups.

Fall Color:
Blue-green, evergreen.

Bark Details:
Thin smooth grayish when young, becoming darker with age.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Zones 7-9, Guatemala, southern Mexico. Intoduced in 1840.

Other Features:
Beautiful 4-7" long, 0.04" wide thinnish, arching, blue-green finely toothed needles that persist 3-4 years.

Culture and Care:
Easily transplanted because of wide-spreading and moderately deep root system with only a vestige of a taproot. Best growth on fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Can tolerate some shade.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
7310

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu