Grow your own Torrey Pine, an icon of San Diego County and one of the rarest native pines in the U.S.
- 100% guaranteed
- Seed-grown on California's Redwood Coast
- Transplanting and care instructions included
Full Sun / Partial Shade
30 – 60' tall / 15 – 30' spread
About Torrey Pine
Here’s one of the rarest native pines in the United States and an icon of the greater San Diego area! Torrey Pine grows only in a limited coastal range around La Jolla in San Diego County and on one of the Channel Islands off the Santa Barbara coast. Pinus torreyana is a five-needle pine of moderate size — to about 60-feet tall in the wild and up to over 100 feet tall in cultivation. The Torrey Pine's needles are quite long, up to 11 inches in length, and it features heavy cones that contain large, hard-shelled pine nuts which were once a staple food source for the indigenous peoples of Southern California.
While the native population of Torrey Pines was once estimated at as few as 100 individual trees, cultivation and conservation have helped bring the population up to around 3,000 trees. Torrey Pines are extremely drought tolerant and are accustomed to growing in poor, sandy soils, where they take advantage of an extensive root system which helps them both gather moisture and also to stay exceedingly wind-firm.
In the San Diego area, Torrey Pines are considered a local icon and many businesses, roads, parks, and a famous golf course prominently feature the tree's name. Here's your chance to plant a super rare pine tree that embodies the spirit of San Diego!
About Jonsteen's Seedlings
All of our trees are seed-grown at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture. Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!
About Jonsteen's 100% Guarantee
All of our trees are guaranteed to arrive healthy and in good condition. If your tree perishes despite your honest efforts, we will be happy to replace it with a small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling. You can learn more about our guarantee and tree replacement policy here.
Seedling Size Chart: Small
Due to the dynamic nature of actively growing trees, as well as the tremendous variation between species’ growth rates, we rely on the cubic volume of a seedling’s root mass to determine its “size” (Small / Medium / Large / XL). Within each size there is minor variance — the dimensions provided here represent the category minimum. If exact measurements are essential, please contact us about current stock.