Pinus torreyana

Torrey pine

Plant Type: Tree
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 150' X 50'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



The torrey pine is California’s rarest pine. Although native to a few coastal areas of San Diego County and the Channel Islands, it thrives in many parts of the state. The form is vase shaped to spreading. The torrey pine’s open structure reveals a bark of reddish grey. It is a stunning ornamental conifer if provided a site of adequate space, sun, and drainage. If you are ever in the neighborhood, stop by the Wardholme torrey pine in downtown Carpinteria, California. This is the largest known torrey pine, towering to 126 feet.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen