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Pinus pinea

Pinus pinea

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Plant Description

Pinus pinea, commonly known as stone pine or Italian stone pine, is an evergreen tree of great aesthetic and economic value, primarily found in Mediterranean regions. It is widely appreciated for its characteristic "pine nuts," the edible seeds it produces, along with its elegant form and resilience to harsh weather conditions.

Pinus pinea is characterized by a distinctive umbrella-shaped canopy, with a broad and rounded crown supported by a sturdy upright trunk. Its long, slender leaves are grouped in bundles, giving the tree an elegant and ornamental appearance. The "pine nuts" of the stone pine are mature seeds contained within the characteristic woody cones and can be harvested and consumed as food.


  1. Location: Stone pine thrives in sunny positions with well-drained soil. It is adaptable to a variety of soils but prefers sandy or slightly clayey ones.
  2. Watering: During periods of active growth, ensure the soil is kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. However, once the tree is well-established, it is drought-tolerant and requires less water.
  3. Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring to promote vigorous growth. Avoid excessive fertilizer, as this may compromise the tree's health.
  4. Pruning: Conduct light pruning only to remove damaged or misshapen branches and to maintain the desired tree shape.
  5. Winter Protection: In regions with cold winters, protect young stone pines with covers or shelters to prevent frost damage.
  6. Pest Control: Regularly monitor the tree for signs of insect infestation, such as pine processionary caterpillars, and take appropriate control measures.
  7. Harvesting Pine Nuts: Pine nuts mature in autumn and can be harvested manually from fallen cones or collected directly from the tree. Ensure they are ripe before harvesting.
  8. Propagation: Pinus pinea can be propagated by seed or cuttings. Cuttings taken from semi-hardwood branches in summer have a higher chance of successful rooting.
  9. Spacing: When planting multiple stone pines, ensure to respect recommended distances to allow for optimal growth and proper air circulation.

By following these cultivation tips, you can enjoy the beauty and productivity of the stone pine in your garden or landscape.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated product description. 

Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Pinaceae

Botanical genus: Pinus

Botanical species: Pinus pinea


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