Aleppo pine Pinaceae Pinus
|Leaf: Evergreen needles, 2 to 4 inches long in fascicles of 2, thin, straight, olive-green, persistent fascicle sheath.
Flower: Species is monoecious; males cylindrical, in tight cluster at branch tips; females small, reddish purple with loose scales at branch tips.
Fruit: Woody cone, 3 to 5 inches long, brown, broadly egg-shaped, stalked, unarmed.
Twig: Moderately stout, ash-gray to gray-brown.
Bark: Light gray and smooth when young, turning reddish brown and furrowed, with rounded scaly ridges.
Form: A medium sized tree (up to 70 feet tall) that develops a broad crown with large limbs and very fine foliage texture.
Looks like: Italian stone pine
- sand pine
| Additional Range Information:
Pinus halepensis is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson