Pinus canariensis
Common name: 
Canary Island Pine
PI-nus ka-nah-ree-EN-sis
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Conifer, evergreen tree, to 100(200)ft [30(60) m], with a straight stem and a usually open crown of regular, candelabra-like upswept branches, narrowly conic when young, later widening to broad ovoid-conic, and becoming irregular and dense with age.  Bark thick, reddish, flat-furrowed.  Leaves (needles) 3 per bundle, blue green to bright green, 20-30 cm long, only 1 mm wide, serrulate margins, stomatal lines on all sides, sheath about 2 cm long, persistent.  Cones single or several, terminal, pendulous on short stalk, 10-18 cm long, glossy chestnut brown, thick scales, mature in the second season.
  • Sun
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 9 (subtropical)      Native to Canary Islands.   Reportedly locally naturalized in parts of California.
  • canariensis: of the Canary Islands.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • leafy branches

    leafy branches

  • pollen cones and needles

    pollen cones and needles

  • needle clusters

    needle clusters

  • cones


  • trunk, bark

    trunk, bark