Pinus pinea

Stone pine

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Plant type

Evergreen tree





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photo by Richard Bloom, copyright GAP Photos (40920)

Plant details

Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM), this attractive Mediterranean pine is conical when young, becoming domed with age. The blue-green juvenile leaves are retained for several years and shiny cones ripen in their third year. Like most pines, it will thrive in any well-drained soil in full sun.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Species: pinea

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Cones

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 2000cm

Spread: 1200cm

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