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Other common names
Bishop pine Bishop's pine
Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years
Pinaceae / Pinaceae
P. muricata is a medium-sized evergreen tree developing a narrow, flat-topped crown, with stiff, green to dark grey-green needles to 12cm in length, in pairs. Prickly ovoid cones persist on the tree for many years
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Grow in any well-drained soil. Suitable for exposed sites
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
No pruning required
May be attacked by adelgids, aphids, sawflies/sawfly and pine shoot moth
May be subject to pine needle cast
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