Pinus canariensis     
Canary Island pine   
Pinaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: narrow columnar tree, weeping needles
Seasonality: evergreen, needle drop usually concentrated over short period in spring
Size: 50-80ft with spread of 30ft; rapid growth with sufficient water
Leaves: fine needles, to 12in long, weeping form, bundles of 3, bluish when young
Flowers: not significant
Fruit: cone, true conical shape, 4-9in long
Stems/Trunks: tiered effect, branches emerge in whorled groups, like stacks of umbrellas along trunk
Range/Origin: Canary Islands
Hardiness: at 20°F some yellowing or browning of needles seen

close-up of pine needles
weeping needles

pine tree
Pinus canariensis


longer needles than Pinus halepensis or P. elderica
more popular in Phoenix
slow to moderate growth rate

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