SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles, CA, Irvine, CA and Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA
Native to Western Mediterranean.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 60 feet.
Width: 20 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Needle, Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown, Yellow or Mostly Green Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Furrowed or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 7 - 9 and 11 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland and on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids and Spider Mites, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Pitch Canker.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Not Deer Palatable.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus halepensis Tree Record." 1995-2019. May 26, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-halepensis >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI