Geographical origins: The Atlantic region of Portugal to the North of Brittany, the Mediterranean and North Africa.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 30 m (98,4), width up to 10 m (32,8').
Type of soil: All except lime.
Hardiness: Hardy to -25°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
The cultivated forest in the Landes de Gascogne in the south west of France is mainly pin maritime. This tree is the most important cultivated tree in Europe. The Maritime Pine grows rapidly. The wood is used for carpentry, cabinet making, and papermaking. The museum "Graine de Forêt” at Garein in the Landes (www.grainedeforet.fr), is devoted to this tree. It is planted alone in parks. The needles come in pairs.
• Pine Trees catalogue
• Conifers catalogue