Pinus eldarica     
Afghan pine   
Pinaceae Family     

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


Form: symmetrical pine tree, somewhat more rounded with age
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 30-50ft, spread 15-25ft; rapid growth rate
Leaves: needles, sheath of 2, longer than P. halepensis
Flowers: not significant
Fruit: cones with true cone shape, 5-6in long
Stems/Trunks: true central leader trunk
Range/Origin: Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Hardiness: low teens to single digits



Pinus eldarica


aka Desert pine, Elder pine
growth rate 3-6ft per year
needles are longer than P. Halepensis, shorter than P. canarensis

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