Italian Stone Pine

Italian Stone Pine

Pinus pinea

General Information

  • Full Sun
  • Very Low Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant

Common Names

Stone Pine; Italian Stone Pine; Umbrella Pine

Plant Description

Sun; evergreen with long needles and a very flat, very distinctive umbrella-like canopy. Slow-growing; young plants can be affected by extreme cold. Stone Pine is a big, long-lived conifer often planted as a living Christmas tree (be sure to consider its mature footprint when you place it).

Excellent specimens can still be seen at Ft. Sam Houston and other San Antonio-area Air Force bases where they were planted in the mid-20th century.

Plant Details

Features

coupon eligible: No

watersaver: Yes

flower color: White

freeze hardy: Yes

wildlife: Birds

sunlight requirements: Full Sun

soil types: Clay, Sandy, Thin

invasive: No

Maintenance

Light litter

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