Big Cone Pinyon
Pinus maximartinezii

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pinus (PY-nus) (Info)
Species: maximartinezii

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

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Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Provides winter interest

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 3, 2012, delmerojuchi from Torrance, CA wrote:

I was born in Juchipila Zacatecas, Mexico. (We) My brothers and sisters inherited about 700 acres of land from my father Lorenzo Quintero and part of it is located in cerro de piones . there are at least 200 Pinus maximartinezii trees in our property, About 10 miles southwest of Juchipila) we used to collect those big pine nuts (maximartinezii)every year-my brother Lorenzo junior still lives there- as a very young boy I tried to germinate some of the seeds with a very limited success by using soil from around the trunks of the pine tree.