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Canary Island Pine

Pinus canariensis


Pine tree with long needles about 23cm long in groups of three, small cones (at least when I spotted it) and bent trunk.


Along trail at Lake Dixon. "native and endemic to the outer Canary Islands (Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Hierro and La Palma) in the Atlantic Ocean"


" It is a subtropical pine and does not tolerate low temperatures or hard frost, surviving temperatures down to about −6 to −10 °C. Within its natural area, it grows under extremely variable rainfall regimes, from less than 300 mm to several thousands, mostly due to differences in mist-capturing by the foliage. Under warm conditions, this is one of the most drought-tolerant pines, living even with less than 200 mm per year."

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Michael67 11 years ago
Canary Island Pine
Pinus canariensis Canary Island Pine - Pinus canariensis - Overview

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Michael67 11 years ago

Native to Canary Islands, but commonly cultivated in southern California.

CindyBinghamKeiser 12 years ago

Hello Meik, it's certainly similar! I researched P. strobus and it's not found this far south in California. I'll look in to similar species based on your suggestion though! Thank you.

Meik 12 years ago

Cindy, this might be Pinus strobus (Eastern white pine).

Have a look:

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 18, 2012
Submitted on Jan 18, 2012

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