Hi, I have identified this as a 5 needle pine but would really like to know it's specific name, could anyone assist? Also any clues as to how old it may be?In a garden in North London, many thanks
Sorry your question has gone unanswered for so long.
Thanks for the heads-up.
I need a bit more information:
- How long are the needles? (they are variable, so give me a range, eg. 10-12cm)
- Are the needles the same colour on both sides (or is one side bluish-white on one side and green or blackish on the outside)? I think they are the same colour on both sides, judging from the photos, but I'd like you to tell me for sure.
- description of the bark
- description of the buds, including length and shape (pointed or rounded)
- are the shoots hairless or hairy?
As Mike Hardman has suggested some additional information would be useful. However, from the photos I would suspect this is a Bhutan Pine (Pinus wallichiana). This is a five-needle pine where the needles are fine and tend to droop as can be seen from the photos. This species also has long cones (10-30 cm) which also matches the photos.