Pine, Eldarica Pinus eldarica
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Hardiness Zones 6 - 10The Eldarica Pine can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeEvergreens
Mature HeightThe Eldarica Pine grows to be 30' - 60' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Eldarica Pine has a spread of about 25' - 40' at full maturity.
SunThis pine does well in full sun.
SoilThe Eldarica Pine grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
ShapeThis pine has pyramidal, upright or erect shape.
This is a great desert pine that tolerates heat, wind and drought conditions. It has strong branches and soft needles and is open and airy as compared with similar trees. This tree gives off a mild and fresh fragrance and is a great choice for people who want to grow Christmas trees on marginal soils in tough climates. Eldarica Pines also make good windbreaks in tough areas.
Shapely tree with wide spacing between branches. Stiff long dark green needles at maturity. Grows in most hot, dry climates as well as tolerating colder climates.
An Eldarica Pine windbreak makes valuable cover, nesting and breeding areas for upland game and songbirds. In winter, seeds and fruits of trees and shrubs provide food for non-migratory species.
The Eldarica Pine is also called the Afghan, Mondel, Elder or Calabrian pine.
The Eldarica Pine tolerates heat, wind and dry conditions very well.
The Eldarica Pine has dark-green needles.
The Eldarica Pine has indistinguishable blooms.
This tree blooms in the spring.
This trees produces 3" oval to oblong reddish-brown cones.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.