Height: 40-80'; Spread: 40-60'
Slow to moderate
Evergreen; youth: rounded and dense; mature: broad and open.
Dark green needles, 3.5-7" long, grouped in twos.
3.5-5" brown pinecone.
Ridged and roughly plated, red-brown to black.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Low. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.
Drought (once established), any soil, coastal conditions, medium winds.
- Special Considerations:
Needs ample room. Susceptible to aphids and pine pitch canker.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Mediterranean. Source of edible pine nuts.
Italian Stone Pine