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Aleppo Pine

Aleppo Pine

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Aleppo Pine Pinus halepensis

The Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) plant, also known as the Jerusalem pine, is an attractive, drought-tolerant evergreen conifer that has adapted well to growing in hot, dry conditions. It is related to spruce trees, fir trees, cedars, hemlocks, and the larches, which are deciduous conifers. It's often grown as an ornamental specimen or for screening purposes. The young, conical form becomes more open-crowned and irregular as it matures. Able to grow about 1 foot a year, this medium-sized tree with orange-red bark and cones reaches a full size of anywhere from 20 to 50 feet or taller with a similar spread. 

Unique Qualities

A resin from the trunk of the tree can be used for chewing and for flavoring wine. Using the resins released by the tree, a by-product can be obtained that can be used as vanillin flavoring. From the pine nuts (seeds) of the Aleppo Pine you can make a pudding called “asidet zgougou” in the Tunisian dialect.The turpentine, a fluid obtained by distilling resin from live trees, is a traditional remedy used internally in the treatment of kidney and bladder problems. This turpentine is also considered to be beneficial to the respiratory system and useful in treating coughs, colds, and influenza. Externally it has been found useful in the treatment of skin complaints such as wounds, sores, burns, and boils. A tan or green dye can be obtained from the needle-like leaves. Pitch can also be obtained from the resin and can be used for waterproofing and as a wood preservative.

Growing Aleppo Pine

  • Plant Aleppo Pine in a location with full sun exposure, ensuring it receives ample sunlight for healthy growth.
  • Water the tree regularly, particularly during dry spells, to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Use well-draining soil, such as sandy or loamy soil, to promote healthy root development and prevent water-logging.
  • Aleppo Pine is hardy in USDA zones 8-10 and thrives in warm climates with mild winters.
  • Prune the tree occasionally to remove dead or damaged branches and maintain its shape, especially when young, to encourage strong and healthy growth.

Shipping Info

You will receive one Aleppo Paine Tree. Your tree will be shipped with the roots wrapped in plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be approximately 10 to 12 inches in height with well-developed roots. These plants have been growing in one gallon containers.

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