Pinus muricata D.Don

Fully-hardy, evergreen conical tree, becoming domed or flat-topped with age, with dark grey, fissured bark, stiff, blue-grey leaves, to 15cm long, borne in pairs or threes, and conical, spiny brown female cones, to 9cm long, which can last for 30 years before being released by fire.  To 20m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1848.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [C.58/1857].


Published Jul 19, 2009 - 03:09 PM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 03:29 PM

More details about Pinus muricata D.Don
Family Pinaceae
Region of origin

Western USA

  • Pinus edgariana Hartw.
Common Name

Bishop?s pine

Name in the Camden Park Record

Pinus Edgariana

Confidence level high