Pinus radiata var. macrocarpa

Cambria Pine.

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Cambria Pine, Pinus radiata macrocarpa, is a variety from Cambria, California, same as Pinus radiata but slightly larger cones. It is listed now as a different sub-species from Monterey pine. (I cannot find the botanic source) It is endemic only to Cambria. And its population is being diluted and corrupted with planting of Monterey Pine.

Cambria Pine can be planted where Monterey Pine will grow. It's very fast. These trees can grow to 50 ft. in ten years. It prefers sandy soil that is 3-6 ft. deep. But it will do fine in any soil except maybe highly alkaline soils.

If your location gets blowing fog this tree would love you and yours. Expect 70+ years with no extra water if the fog is there. If you plant them inland they reach full size in just a few years but then die after 10-20, unless there's humidity.. This seems to be totally dependent on the humidity, not necessarily fog, but humidity. There was a hedge row of some east of Templeton that were decades old and doing fine, but they were down wind from a permanent pasture that provided moisture.

Pinus radiata var. macrocarpa tolerates sand.

Foliage of Pinus radiata var. macrocarpa has color green and is evergreen.
Flower of Pinus radiata var. macrocarpa has color na.

Communities for Pinus radiata var. macrocarpa:Closed-cone Pine Forest.

ph: 4.00 to 7.20
usda: 8 to 10
height[m]: 10.00 to 25.00
width[m]: 5.00 to 10.00
rainfall[cm]: 80.00 to 150.00

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