Pinus canariensis

Canary Island Pine

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Mature Height & Spread: 50-80' x 20-35'

Native To: Africa

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Low Water

Special Features: Attractive Bark / Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Fragrant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 12-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

A Bit More

Pinus canariensis is among Boething Treeland Farms’ most requested evergreen trees. Native to Spain’s Canary Islands, this subtropical is among the most fire-resistant trees available making it popular in zones prone to wildfires. Naturally tall and straight to over 80 feet, it makes an excellent windbreak, park, lawn, or accent tree. Immature specimens look lanky in adolescence but a little patience and pruning yields very attractive results. Long (9-12”) needles that mature from blue green to deep green are soft and billowy in appearance. The cones average around 7 inches long and are an appealing shiny brown. Beautifully creased reddish brown and buff colored bark is particularly dramatic on mature trees. Pinus canariensis needs very little supplemental water in coastal regions but prefers some deep watering in land. Well-drained soils and slightly acidic soils are preferred. Its resistance to oak root fungus has increased its popularity of late. Excellent in Western Garden zones 8, 9, and 12-24, it is the largest pine in the Old World. P. canariensis was discovered by Norwegian botanist Christen Smith whose early death in the wilds of the Congo inspired Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”.

A Bit More

Pinus canariensis is among Boething Treeland Farms’ most requested evergreen trees. Native to Spain’s Canary Islands, this subtropical is among the most fire-resistant trees available making it popular in zones prone to wildfires. Naturally tall and straight to over 80 feet, it makes an excellent windbreak, park, lawn, or accent tree. Immature specimens look lanky in adolescence but a little patience and pruning yields very attractive results. Long (9-12”) needles that mature from blue green to deep green are soft and billowy in appearance. The cones average around 7 inches long and are an appealing shiny brown. Beautifully creased reddish brown and buff colored bark is particularly dramatic on mature trees. Pinus canariensis needs very little supplemental water in coastal regions but prefers some deep watering in land. Well-drained soils and slightly acidic soils are preferred. Its resistance to oak root fungus has increased its popularity of late. Excellent in Western Garden zones 8, 9, and 12-24, it is the largest pine in the Old World. P. canariensis was discovered by Norwegian botanist Christen Smith whose early death in the wilds of the Congo inspired Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”.