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Mondell Pine

Pinus eldarica

Mondell Pine


Growing rapidly when young, Mondell Pine reaches heights of 30 to 40 feet and is quite dense. This tree stands out among the pines due to the upright growth habit that stays with the tree throughout its life. The paired, medium green needles are 5 to 6.5 inches long.

Use and Management

The dense habit would make it well suited as a fine-textured screen. It is often used as a specimen, planted in groups or by itself in an open lawn area.

Mondell Pine should be grown in full sun or any well-drained soil and thrives in desert-like conditions. It also grows well in alkaline or clay soil.

Additional Characteristics

  • Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained
  • Soil Types/Tolerance: clay; loam; sand; acidic; well drained
  • Additional Features: Produces acorns, attracts wildlife


  • Typically planted in 10, 15, 30, 45 or 65 gal containers
  • B&B trees are specified in height (6’ – 8’ ht, etc) or caliper (3” cal., etc)
  • Container trees can be double the price of B&B trees
  • Plant container trees in late summer, if price allows
  • Plant B&B trees if they were dug and cured in the winter months

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