Pinus eldarica

Mondell Pine, Afgan 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: 30-80' x 15-25'

Native To: Asia

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Low Water

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

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

Sunset Garden Zones: 7-9, 11-24

A Bit More

Pinus eldarica is prized for its upright symmetrical growth habit that never changes during its life. It is very popular in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah although it is advisable to avoid southwestern areas in the 4,000-8,000 ft. elevation range. A terrific specimen tree, it is also often used in groups for a windbreak, as a buffer or median tree, and is becoming a popular Christmas tree in some areas. Happily, surface roots are not invasive. Reaching about 30-40 feet with a 25-30 foot spread, its pyramidial crown is handsome from a distance. It thrives in full sun, most well-drained soils and with little supplemental water once established. It is attractive to squirrels and birds and is not susceptible to Verticillium wilt or other pests.

A Bit More

Pinus eldarica is prized for its upright symmetrical growth habit that never changes during its life. It is very popular in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah although it is advisable to avoid southwestern areas in the 4,000-8,000 ft. elevation range. A terrific specimen tree, it is also often used in groups for a windbreak, as a buffer or median tree, and is becoming a popular Christmas tree in some areas. Happily, surface roots are not invasive. Reaching about 30-40 feet with a 25-30 foot spread, its pyramidial crown is handsome from a distance. It thrives in full sun, most well-drained soils and with little supplemental water once established. It is attractive to squirrels and birds and is not susceptible to Verticillium wilt or other pests.