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  Mexican Pinyon Pine  
Common Name: Mexican Pinyon Pine
Latin Name: Pinus cembroides
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Dry
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Short, stiff blue-green needles and small cones that yield pine 'nuts.'
Comments: Good as specimen tree or living Christmas tree, but must have good drainage.
Problems: Pine tip moth can kill new shoots; slow grower.
Firewise: No
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