Pinus halepensis     
Aleppo pine   
Pinaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: pyramidal when young, rounded crown with age, massive lateral branches
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 30-60ft, spread 20-40ft
Leaves: short needles, 2-3in long, usually 2 per bundle, fine appearance
Flowers: not significant, small brown bundle on branch terminals
Fruit: cones, to 3in long, rounded, oval or oblong in shape (rather than conical)
Stems/Trunks: massive, form is open and irregular with age
Range/Origin: Mediterranean
Hardiness: mid to low teens, younger trees damaged more easily



mature pine tree
mature Pinus halepensis in a residential landscape

needle drop is heavier when under water stress
healthy specimens will drop needles in a more periodic habit, usually in spring

needle drop may build up thick thatch; this can be a pleasant feature or a maintenance problem

shortest needles of Pinus sp. on our plant lists

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