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A picture of a Mexican Weeping Pine

Mexican Weeping Pine

Pinus patula

Also known as

Mexican Yellow Pine, Patula Pine, Spreading-Leaved Pine, Jelecote pine, Pine

Starr 051122-5247 Pinus patula by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








25 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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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.

Common problems with Mexican Weeping Pine

How to propagate Mexican Weeping Pine



Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Special features of Mexican Weeping Pine

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Mexican Weeping Pine

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.