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Pinus halepensis

Aleppo pine

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Features

  • Height10m to 21m
  • Spread3.5m to 6.5m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine). This species will grow in coastal areas. It can be used for commercial Christmas trees. The 2 sheath needles are about 3-4inches long and light green. It will produce oval cones which are about 2-3 inches long.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Jerusalem pine, Pine

Origin

Mediterranean area

Interest and use

Specimen. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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