Pinus canariensis Pinaceae
Canary Island Pine
- Conifer, evergreen tree, to 100(200)ft [30(60) m], with a straight stem and a usually open crown of
regular, candelabra-like upswept branches, narrowly conic when young, later widening to broad ovoid-conic,
and becoming irregular and dense with age. Bark thick, reddish, flat-furrowed. Leaves
(needles) 3 per bundle, blue green to bright green, 20-30 cm long, only 1 mm wide, serrulate margins, stomatal lines on all sides,
sheath about 2 cm long, persistent. Cones single or several, terminal, pendulous on short stalk,
15-28 cm long, glossy chestnut brown, thick scales, mature in the second season.
- Sun .
- Hardy to USDA Zone 9 (subtropical) Native to Canary Islands.
Reportedly locally naturalized in parts of California.
- canariensis: of the Canary Islands.