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Which mature pine is this?

Posted by severnside UK SW9 (My Page) on
Sat, May 17, 14 at 17:35

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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RE: Which mature pine is this?

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


RE: Which mature pine is this?

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


RE: Which mature pine is this?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, May 19, 14 at 14:51

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

RE: Which mature pine is this?

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.

RE: Which mature pine is this?

Another one

Pinus radiata?
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