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Pine, Aleppo

Pinus halepensis

Pinaceae - Pine

Description

Leaves: Needles in bundles of 2 or sometimes 3; 2-1/2" to 4-1/2" long; slender; curved; gray-green; evergreen.

Twigs/buds: Twigs light gray to gray-brown; rather thick.

Flowers/fruit: Monoecious.  Fruit a woody cone; very short stalk; oval to conical; 3" long; red to yellow-brown.

Bark: Light gray and smooth while young, eventually becoming reddish-brown; ridged and furrowed; scales flaky; inner bark orange.

Wood: Information unavailable.

General: Native to southern Europe, northern Africa, and parts of Asia.  Rehder says this is the same species as Pinus eldarica.  Not cold hardy; adapted well to hot, dry desert climates.  Needs little water.  Shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: Use in warm desert climates where a pine is desired.  Do not plant where it will encounter hard frosts on a regular basis.  Zones 8-10.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Pinaceae - Pine
Cultivar Availability:
No
Hardiness Zone:
8-10
Type:
Conifer
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
Medium
Longevity:
High
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Pyramidal

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
Yes
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
High
Drought:
High
Poor Drainage:
Medium
Alkalinity:
High
Transplanting:
Medium