A gray conifer to 40 ft.. There are two wild colonies left in San Diego and on Santa Rosa Island. A tree with open habits and fast growing. It has proven to be drought tolerant here with little or no care. It is about as fast as Digger Pine. It suffered a lot of cold stress here at -2 f.. I do not think it will tolerate lower than -5 f.. It looks a great deal like a Canary Island Pine and would be a good replacement in coastal plantings.
Pinus torreyana ssp. torreyana.
Pinus torreyana tolerates sand.
Foliage of Pinus torreyana has color green-gray and is evergreen.
Flower of Pinus torreyana has color na.
Communities for Pinus torreyana:Coastal Sage Scrub and Coastal Strand.