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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Mexican yellow pine Patula pine
Mexican weeping pine spreading-leaved 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
P. patula is an evergreen conifer making a medium-sized tree of elegant habit, with slender, drooping bright green needles to 30cm in length, and contrasting reddish bark. Cones curved, to 10cm in length, pale brown
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained soil. Frost tender when young so provide some shelter from cold drying winds
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by adelgids, conifer aphid species, pine sawfly and pine shoot moth
May be subject to various needle cast diseases
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