Pinus brutia var. eldarica
Common: Mondel pine, Goldwater pine, Afghan pine, Quetta pine
Origin: Southwestern Asia
Soil: Tolerates indifferent soils
Water: Thrives in heat, drought, wind
Temperature: Cannot take temperatures much below 0 degrees F.
Maintains a generally pyramidal form; ultimate height is 50-80 ft.
Resembles Aleppo pine, but much more cold hardy and faster growing.
Dense, erect, close to classic pine tree shape. Needles in 2s, 5 to 6-1/2 inches long, dark green; cones 3 in. oval to oblong.
Somewhat of a mystery pine.
From a region that experiences extreme temperatures of hot and cold, as well as severe drought.
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