Pinus halepensis

Aleppo Pine


Technical information

Height: 20m




Broadly domed tree often to 20 metres or so tall. Bark mostly grey-black and narrowly fissured in old trees orangish when the bark below the surface is exposed. Young shots grey, smooth with only minute scale leaves. Cones are ovoid-conical 5-11cm long, hanging downwards but bent back along the branch, often in clusters and requently closed for several years and remaining on the tree; stalk thick, 1-3cm long.

Recognized by braches and branchlets grey; leaves in dispersed bundles; cones generally numerous in persistent clusters in the crown, frequently bent back on a long stalk to be more or less parallel with the branch, with cone scale tips flattish.


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Reference: Spencer R.1995 Horticultural Flora of South-Eastern Australia Volume 1.University of New South Wales Press.

All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments.