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(Stone pine, Umbrella pine)
(Award of Garden Merit)
Originating from the Mediterranean
A distinctive evergreen conifer, conical in habit when young but developing its characteristic dense dome-shaped crown with radiating braches as it matures - hence its common name (Umbrella pine). Young plants have soft, grey foliage, which matures to dark green. The bark is a rich orange brown, becoming fissured as it ages. In the open it forms a short, stout tree but when surrounded by other trees it usually grows much taller - reaching for the light. It is from this pine that pine nuts are produced although unfortunately the climate in the UK is not warm enough for the nuts, or seeds to be correct, to mature.
Grow in well-drained soil in sun. Not very tolerant of chalky soils.
Eventual mature plant size :
Height 15 to 30m
Spread 8 to 12m