Aleppo Pine

Pinus halepensis

Aleppo Pine; Jerusalem Pine

About This Plant

Full sun; a large evergreen pine, with a rounded canopy and warm yellowish-green leaves. It tolerates hot, dry, alkaline soils with a relatively fast growth rate. Deep freezes can damage the crown on younger plants, giving a gnarled appearance.

Origins: Mediterranean


Pruning is always optional. Focus on minimizing dead, damaged, or rubbing branches. Only make cuts at a bud or branch. Remove no more than 25% of the total canopy during any five-year cycle. Never remove more than the lowest third of the tree in a single pruning period: on a 12-foot tree, stick to the lowest 4 feet. Mulch with about 2” of woodchips or pine bark wherever possible. (A tree’s mulched area should be six feet at minimum.)

A mid-sized pine with a moderate growth rate.

Min. Height: 30'

Max Height: 60 feet'

Min. Width: 25'

Max Width: 50 feet'

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