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Pinus sabiniana (Grey pine; Digger pine; Bull pine; Gray pine; Grey-leaf pine)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Pinus sabiniana (sometimes spelled P. sabineana), with the common names ghost pine, gray pine, California foothill pine, and the more historically and internationally used digger pine, is a pine endemic to California in the United States. It is also known as foothill pine, bull pine, and nut pine.
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Height [1]  50 feet (15.2 m)
Width [1]  37 feet (11.4 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  High
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Screening - Summer [2]  Dense
Screening - Winter [2]  Dense
Shade Percentage [1]  83 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  High
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 9 Low Temperature: 20 F° (-6.7 C°) → 30 F° (-1.1 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 10 Low Temperature: 30 F° (-1.1 C°) → 40 F° (4.4 C°)
Light Preference [2]  Full Sun
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Infertile
Water Use [1]  Low to Very Low
Flower Color [2]  Yellow
Foliage Color [2]  Green
Fruit Color [2]  Brown
Bloom Period [2]  Early Spring
Drought Tolerance [2]  High
Fire Tolerance [2]  Low
Frost Free Days [2]  7 months 20 days
Fruit/Seed Abundance [2]  High
Fruit/Seed Begin [2]  Summer
Fruit/Seed End [2]  Fall
Growth Form [2]  Single Stem
Growth Period [2]  Spring, Summer
Growth Rate [2]  Slow
Leaf Type [3]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Propagation [2]  Bare Root, Container, Seed
Root Depth [2]  3.3 feet (102 cm)
Seed Spread Rate [2]  Slow
Seed Vigor [2]  Medium
Seeds Per [2]  580 / lb (1279 / kg)
Shape/Orientation [2]  Erect
Specific Gravity [4]  0.43
Structure [3]  Tree
Vegetative Spread Rate [2]  None


Chionodes sabinianae[5]
Diaspidiotus ehrhorni (Ehrhorn scale)[6]
Dynaspidiotus californicus <Unverified Name>[6]
Matsucoccus bisetosus[6]
Matsucoccus fasciculensis[6]
Sciurus griseus (western gray squirrel)[7]


Parasitized by 
Buprestis aurulenta (golden buprestid)[8]
Chrysophana placida[8]


U.S.A., California (lower slopes and mountains around Central Valley) TDWG: 76 CAL; USA: California (lower slopes and mountains around Central Valley).. TDWG: 76 CAL;



Attributes / relations provided by 1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database. 2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 4Forest Inventory and Analysis DB version 5.1, May 4, 2013, U.S. Forest Service 5Negron, Jose F. 1995. Cone and Seed Insects Associated with Piñon Pine. In: Shaw, Douglas W.; Aldon, Earl F.; LoSapio, Carol, technical coordinators. Desired future conditions for piñon- juniper ecosystems: Proceedings of the symposium; 1994 August 8-12; Flagstaff, AZ. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-258. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station: 97-106. 6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 7Sciurus griseus, Leslie N. Carraway and B. J. Verts, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 474, pp. 1-7 (1994) 8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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