Aleppo pine Pinaceae Pinus
halepensis Mill. symbol: PIHA7
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 - Turkish pine - Austrian pine
Additional Range Information: Pinus halepensis is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range maps courtesy USGS from USDA "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr., Vol. 1 (1971) 3 (1976) 4 (1977) 5 (1978)