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  • Pinus pinea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread8m to 13m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourOrange brown, yellow green
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Pinus pinea (Italian stone pine). This is a beautiful tree, which is planted in the Mediterranean region for its edible seeds about an inch long. This species produces 2 sheath needles which are about 4-8 inches long and bright green. The broadly oval cones are about 5 inches long.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Umbrella pine, Stone pine, Pine

Origin

Southern Europe and Turkey

Interest and use

Specimen. Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

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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