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Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
20m
Max height
6m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pinus halepensis

Other names

Aleppo pine, Jerusalem pine, Pinus abasica, Pinus arabica, Pinus maritima, Pinus parolinii

Genus

Pinus Pinus

Species

P. halepensis - P. halepensis is a borderline hardy, conical them rounded, evergreen, coniferous tree with scaly, reddish-brown bark, paired, sparse, linear, bright green leaves and ovoid, reddish-brown female cones.


Pinus halepensis is: Evergreen

Habit

Rounded, Conical

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Adelgids , Aphids , Pine shoot moth , Sawflies Adelgids , Aphids , Pine shoot moth , Sawflies

Diseases

This species is particularly susceptible to honey fungus.

Pine needle cast , Honey fungus Pine needle cast , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Little or no pruning required.

Propagation

Tends to hybridise freely with other species. Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine) will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 6m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Specimen tree, Mediterranean, Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Drought Tolerant, Coastal, Architectural

Cultivation

Best in hot, dry climates in well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline sand or loam in full sun. Not fully hardy in the UK, particularly when young. Site carefully as often produces aggressive surface roots. Drought tolerant once established.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Pinus halepensis

Other names

Aleppo pine, Jerusalem pine, Pinus abasica, Pinus arabica, Pinus maritima, Pinus parolinii

Genus

Pinus Pinus

Species

P. halepensis - P. halepensis is a borderline hardy, conical them rounded, evergreen, coniferous tree with scaly, reddish-brown bark, paired, sparse, linear, bright green leaves and ovoid, reddish-brown female cones.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rounded, Conical


Colour

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Adelgids , Aphids , Pine shoot moth , Sawflies

Diseases

This species is particularly susceptible to honey fungus.

Specific diseases

Pine needle cast , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Little or no pruning required.

Propagation

Tends to hybridise freely with other species. Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine) will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 6m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Specimen tree, Mediterranean, Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Drought Tolerant, Coastal, Architectural

Cultivation

Best in hot, dry climates in well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline sand or loam in full sun. Not fully hardy in the UK, particularly when young. Site carefully as often produces aggressive surface roots. Drought tolerant once established.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine)

Common pest name

Red turpentine beetle

Scientific pest name

Dendroctonus valens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Bark beetle native to the Americas but causing serious damage to pine trees following its introduction to China. Existing regulations provide protection against risk of introduction; although residual pine bark sometimes remains on packaging material and manufactured products. Research on fungal species will help better assess the susceptibility of UK pine species and to prepare a PRA. Targeted surveillance to be carried out at points of entry.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine)

Common pest name

Dothistroma needle blight; Red band needle blight

Scientific pest name

Dothistroma septosporum

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Fungal pest of pine; already present in UK of particular concern in Scotland

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Ips subelongatus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Pest of conifers with EU regulation helping to mitigate against the entry on conifer wood from non-European sources. Also present in European Russia with a similar range to Ips typographus; for which the UK has a protected zone with requirements on conifer wood.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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