chir pine Pinaceae Pinus
|Leaf: Evergreen but almost tardily deciduous) needles, to nearly 1 foot long, 3 per fascicle, slender; shiny green; persist 1 year.
Flower: Species is monoecious; male cones in yellow spikes; female cones greenish-brown.
Fruit: Egg-shaped or elongated, to 8 inches long, shiny brown, cone scales thick with a protruding rounded tip.
Twig: Thick, red-brown, buds not resinous.
Bark: Mature bark is dark reddish brown; thick with scaly topped ridges and furrows.
Form: A large tree capable of reaching over 150 feet in height, with a straight trunk, coarse branches and tufted needles at ends of branches.
Looks like: Monterey pine
- pitch pine
- pond pine
- Chihuahua pine
| Additional Range Information:
Pinus roxburghii is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson