Which mature pine is this?

severnsideMay 17, 2014

I see three of these around the same size at a Welsh industrial estate. They have the scrubby look of mugo pine rather than the fullness of the commonly planted Contorta but I'm not sure they can grow this large (30ft?)

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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

It looks like it's fox-tailing so I'll take a stab that it's Pinus balfouriana.

Dax

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 5:24AM
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pineresin

Another Pinus contorta, just part of the natural variation in the species.

Resin

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 8:47AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Specimen is not mature, of course, as it still has the youthful growth habit stage and the species grows much bigger than this.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 2:51PM
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severnside

Dax - If there is even one Pinus balfourina species tree growing in the UK to this size I would be very suprised. I'd love a dwarf one though.

Resin - You knew even as you wrote it that I would wince. Alas the universal Contorta curse. I will keep looking for the biggest mugos.

BBoy - my bad, I said that in the hope it was mugo which would be very mature at this size. As a Contorta it is fairly young still.

Thanks everyone.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 6:27PM
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severnside

Another one

Pinus radiata?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2014 at 10:33AM
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