Pinus halepensis Mill.

Aleppo Pine

Pinus maritima

Pinus maritima (= syn.)

Photo credit: Original from Descr. Pinus courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library - (provided by Missouri Botanical Garden) modified to provide labels.


Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 9 to 10 Hardy to 15F

Size: 30 to 60' tall and 20 to 40' wide

Exposure: Sun


Leaves in pairs, slightly twisted, sparse, 2 to 4" long. Cones 4" long.


Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia. Cultivated in Europe since 1683. First introduced to England in 1732.

Published in Gard. Dict. ed. 8 8 in 1768. Also published in Desc. Pinus 1: t.11 p.15 #7 in 1803 (and in ed.3 #7 in 1832) According to Miller this species was first introduced into England by Consul Cox in the year 1732. There are a few Aleppo Pines three or four feet high growing in Burchell's nursery, at Fulham; they were raised from seed sent by Mr. Williams from France. A very flourishing tree is to be seen at Kew. This species is very scarce at present in England.

Synonym Pinus maritima Aiton - published in Desc. Pinus also.


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