Singleleaf Pinyon

Pinus monophylla

Thick, evergreen, single needles provide a neat and bold appearance to a rustic tree whose gray color blends well with dry high-desert and mountain landscapes as well as modern and Mediterranean gardens. Can produce edible pine nuts after 15 years or greater age.
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5 - 10

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Full sun

Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-nus mon-oh-FIL-uh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 8 to 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide in 10 years, 30 ft. at maturity.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseSpecimen, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.

Provide deep, low moisture, well-drained sandy loam; does not tolerate wet, heavy soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an, extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Prune for shape and structure in early spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 10

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