Turkish pine Pinaceae Pinus
eldarica Ten. symbol: PIBR9
Leaf: Evergreen needles, 3 to 6 inhces long, 2 or 3 per fascicle, thin and irregularly twisted, bright green to blue green.
Flower: Species is monoecious; inconspicuous and not showy; male cones yellowish, female cones green.
Fruit: Reddish brown ovate to oblong cone, 3 to 4 inches long.
Twig: Moderately stout, reddish brown; buds narrowly ovoid, reddish brown.
Bark: Silvery-gray for several years, attractive and smooth, becoming furrowed and darker.
Form: Narrow pyramidal in youth, becoming more irregular with age. *text and photos courtesy Oana Popescu and Carol Loopstra, Texas A&M
Looks like: Japanese black pine - Austrian pine - Aleppo pine
Additional Range Information: Pinus eldarica is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
External Links: USDA Plants Database - Horticulture Information
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)