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Pinus torreyana Parry ex Carrière
USDA Symbol: PITO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Medium-sized tree with open, spreading crown of branches; shrubby on exposed sites.
One of the rarest native conifers; only several thousand trees exist. A large part of the mainland grove north of San Diego is within Torrey Pines State Park. When cultivated elsewhere for shade and commercial forestry in moist, warm climates, the trees grow rapidly to large size.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Brown
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
S. California (San Diego County) and Santa Rosa Island; to 500 (152 m). Native Habitat:
Limited to 2 areas on dry, sandy bluffs and slopes; in pure stands.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2012-05-30
Research By: TWC Staff