It is a particularly beautiful choice for coastal communities where it takes on sculptural forms in wind breaks, for which fast growth recommends it.. It's vital to ensure stability with deep watering of young trees for this species tends to become shallow rooted without it and vulnerable to blow-over. Smaller size and a bit more shade tolerance is another benefit for coastal landscaping. Pine pitch canker is threatening the native groves in California but cultivated trees with adequate irrigation may prove far more resistant. (info source: Learn2Grow.com)
Genus - Pinus
Species - Radiata
Common name - Monterey Pine
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 7 - 9
Height - 80'-100' / 24 - 30 m
Spread - 10'-30' / 3 - 9 m
Plant type - Tree
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, laom, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Drought tolerant, average water
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees
Leaf / Flower color - Green / --
1. Place the seeds in a container with tepid water and soak them for 24 hours.
2. Mix the seeds with moist sterile sand or vermiculite, place in zip lock bag or air tight container and stratify at +2+4C in the fridge for 14 days.
3. After stratification, fill small pots with compost. Place one or two pine seeds on top of the compost in each pot, then cover the seeds with a thin layer of sand.
4. Water the sand and compost to add moisture, then place the pots in a warm, sunny location. As the seedlings emerge and grow, the soil needs to remain moist, not wet.
5. Repot the pine trees into medium-sized pots in the fall. Grow them in the pots for the following season until they are large and strong enough for transplanting into the landscape.