Pinus strobus 'Radiata'

Weymouth pine

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Plant type

Evergreen tree


Cones, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by FhF Greenmedia, copyright GAP Photos (170313)

Plant details

This is a slender, conical pine, with upswept branches when young, but becoming more columnar with age. The bark is smooth and grey and then becomes black and cracked. The grey-green needles are borne in clumps of fives, and are up to 13cm (5in) long. The cones are cylindrical and tapered, up to 15cm (6in) long, green at first and then brown. This massive tree is only suitable for the largest gardens, or as a windbreak, at the boundary of a huge expanse of land.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Species: strobus

Cultivar: Radiata

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Cones, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 3500cm

Spread: 800cm

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