25 years to reach maturity
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Mexican Weeping Pine Overview
Pinus patula is more commonly known by the names Mexican Weeping Pine, Mexican Yellow Pine, Patula Pine and Spreading-Leaved Pine. It originates from Mexico. It is a medium-sized, evergreen conifer from the Pinaceae family. It forms slim, drooping needle-like leaves measuring around 30cm long. The bark is reddish and cones are curved and coloured pale brown, measuring around 10cm long. Plant in well draining soil, in full sun. This species can cope with some drought and is reasonable hardy, coping with temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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How to propagate Mexican Weeping Pine
Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
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Other uses of Mexican Weeping Pine
Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.