SelecTree: Tree Detail
ITALIAN STONE PINE
Photo Locations: Getty Villa - Malibu, CA, UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, San Luis Obispo, CA, Baywood, CA, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA and Santa Barbara, CA
Broad, flat-topped tree with age. Needs ample room. Source for pine nuts.
Native to Mediterranean Region.
A Pinus pinea in Montecito is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 40 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 244 inches and a crown spread of 100 feet.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Conical, Rounded or Spreading Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 80 feet.
Width: 40 - 60 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Needle, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Red Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter Edible and Wildlife use it.
Bark Black, Dark Brown or Dark Gray, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 12 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland to Moderate on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Pitch Canker.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak to Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus pinea Tree Record." 1995-2021. Apr 17, 2021.
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