Eldar pine

(Pinus brutia eldarica)



This is a symmetrical pine tree that castes a light to moderate shade, skyline accent tree, silhouette background tree for a mesic landscape appearance hinting at an urban forest in the desert.Excurrent pine with symmetry, upright, woodsy, creates the feeling of being somewhere other than the desertWoody evergreen perennial tree, slow to moderate when young to vigorous with age to 50 to rarely 80 feet, spreading with age.Needles 2 per fascicle, 5 to 6 inches long, singular (no bundle sheath) juvenile needles small blue, strongly present when young but not persistent like P. canariensis; medium fine texture,Monoecious (male and female strobili born on same tree), cones are small without a stalk, flowers in March with relatively smallish cones ripening to open the following January, begins to flower and fruit at 7 to 10 years of age, seed in cone are a single-wing achene.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Pinopsida
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