Canary Island Pine, Pinus canariensis
Location: France Road Reserve, Napier Hill
Significance: Botanical interest
Unfortunately, the four large specimens of this species at the top of the France Road Reserve are not easily seen from the road. More than 90 years old, they are included in a collection of exotic trees on this site, gifted to the city in 1942 by Mrs F J Smith.
As the name suggests, these elegant evergreen trees with their attractively patterned bark are native to the Canary Islands, off the Atlantic coast of North Africa.
This subtropical species is adapted to places that experience lengthy dry periods. In the Canary Islands, the trees grow at altitudes of 1000-2000 metres.
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