Pinus pinaster - Maritime Pine
Pinus pinaster (Maritime Pine) is a fast growing, medium sized conifer native to the Mediterranean. This species is considered as an alternative to some more widely used trees if climate change proceeds as predicted. The best results can be achieved by planting in Southern Britain.
It grows best in lighter, acidic or neutral soils near the sea, but is can also grow on saline soils and very shallow soils.
Maritime Pine has stout evergreen needles in pairs, with attractive bright reddish-brown bark.