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  Afghan Pine (Eldarica Pine)  
Common Name: Afghan Pine (Eldarica Pine)
Latin Name: Pinus eldarica
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Dry
Tolerances: Salty soil or sea-spray, drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Features: Soft, green needles form a dense canopy.
Comments: Fast-growing, pine suitable for alkaline soils. Good for windbreak or as Christmas tree.
Problems: Pine tip moth can kill new shoots and ruin shape. Won't tolerate wet sites.
Firewise: No
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