Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

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

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