Pinus coulteri
  • Pinus coulteri
  • Pinus coulteri

Pinus coulteri

(Widowmaker or Big Cone Pine) Not called a "widowmaker" for nothing, the eye-catching cones of this rare, medium sized tree can weigh several kilograms and be nearly a foot (30cm) long.

This plant is only available in small numbers and is very rarely listed for sale.

Quantity

  Our mail order delivery service is running as normal.

(However due to high demand we are currently shipping orders within 6 - 10 working days)

  £6.95 P&P for ANY number of plants to most of UK.

Surcharges apply for Highlands/Islands. Free P&P for orders over £250

Not called a "widowmaker" for nothing, the eye-catching cones of this rare, medium sized tree can weigh several kilograms and be nearly a foot (30cm) long.  Fairly slow growing, large cones will not appear until this pine tree is established.

Hardy and thriving here in our arboretum, Pinus coulteri is evergreen and needs really well drained soil, ideally in a sunny situation.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Slow to establish and conical when young. Pinus coulteri eventually grows to be a medium sized  tree.
    • Height: up to 15 m (50 ft) in the U.K.
    • Spread: up to 6 m (20 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Evergreen, Fruit - Ornamental

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