Pinus wallichiana at Cathays Cemetery

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Pinus wallichiana
late March 2021

Grid reference ST 18088 78570
Common name Bhutan pine
Common name Blue pine
Common name Himalayan pine
Origin Himalayas
Deciduous No
Map section T
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 13M April 2021
Girth Inaccessible
Reference 665

This tree is towards the centre of the southern section, beside an east-west path. There is a second unidentified, bramble-covered pine extremely close. The P. wallichiana shown here is the more southerly and is bigger.

Typical cones measured 18 or 19cm long and 7cm wide. Needles were 12 to 16cm long.

Pinus wallichiana foliage

Pinus wallichiana foliage
late March 2021

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Pinus wallichiana leaf
late March 2021

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Pinus wallichiana female flowers
early May 2021

Pinus wallichiana flower2

Pinus wallichiana last years cones & female flowers
early May 2021

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Pinus wallichiana female flower
early May 2021

General tree description

Pinus wallichiana may grow up to 32 metres tall and has a conic shape, becoming broad, untidy and leaning with age. Its bark is scaly and purple- or brown-grey. The leaves are in bundles of 5, grey-green with white-lined inner surfaces. They are 10 to 20cm long, slender and drooping. The cones are banana-shaped, 10 to 30cm long.