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Eldarica Pine

Pinus eldarica

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Eldarica Pine (Pinus eldarica) at Rainbow Gardens

Eldarica Pine bark

Eldarica Pine bark

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Eldarica Pine (Pinus eldarica) at Rainbow Gardens

Eldarica Pine fruit

Eldarica Pine fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Eldarica Pine (Pinus eldarica) at Rainbow Gardens

Eldarica Pine

Eldarica Pine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Other Names:  Mondell Pine, Afghan Pine, Elder Pine

Description:

A beautiful accent evergreen with an upright, conical habit of growth that it keeps all its life; tolerant of salt, and thrives in hot, dry enviroments; be careful not to over water

Ornamental Features

Eldarica Pine has dark green foliage. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Eldarica Pine is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Eldarica Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Eldarica Pine will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Windbreak 
Applications
Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.