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Torrey Pine
Scientific Name: Pinus torreyana Parry ex Carrière
Family: Pinaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 14-24
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: California (San Diego County: Soledad Valley, also Santa Rosa Island for var. insularis)

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, slowly growing to 25 to 40 feet tall (7.5-12 m) or more; long tap root; dull black, rough, flaky bark; needles by 5, 8 to 12 inches long (20-30 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds

This pine is listed as endangered in California where it is endemic.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Large, heavy cones, 4 to 6 inches long and wide (10-15 cm). The nuts are large and edible, although hard.

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