Pine, Eldarica Pinus eldarica

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Zones 6 - 10 Zones 6 - 10
Hardiness Zones 6 - 10
The Eldarica Pine can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
30' - 60' High 30' - 60' High
Mature Height
The Eldarica Pine grows to be 30' - 60' feet in height.
25' - 40' Spread 25' - 40' Spread
Mature Spread
The Eldarica Pine has a spread of about 25' - 40' at full maturity.
Medium Growth Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
This pine does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
The Eldarica Pine grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
Pyramidal Shape Pyramidal Shape
This 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.

Wildlife Value

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.

Flower Color

The Eldarica Pine has indistinguishable blooms.

Bloom Time

This tree blooms in the spring.

Fruit Description

This trees produces 3" oval to oblong reddish-brown cones.