California Gray Pine
Our favorite West Coast native pine, the California Gray Pine is also known as the foothills pine or ghost pine for its ghostly white and sparse foliage. We grow this one not only for its unique foliage but also its large and tasty nuts that are about as large as the nuts from Italian Stone Pines. Works well in dense plantings because it hardly casts any shade.
Latin Name: Pinus sabiniana
Site and Soil: Our Pine species like full to half-day sun and well- drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 0º F. or below.
Bearing Age: 5 years or more after planting.
Size at Maturity: 25-30 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our Pines have not been bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 8-9, 12-24, h1
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed