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Aleppo Pine Pinus halepensis One Gallon Size

Aleppo Pine Pinus halepensis One Gallon Size

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Aleppo Pine Pinus halepensis One Gallon Size

The Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis), 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 sometimes grown as a locong Christmas tree and 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. The ultimate size depends on the growing conditions. It's best planted during the late summer months of August and September. 

Edible Uses: 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.

Medicinal Uses: 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.

Other Uses: 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. The wood of the Aleppo pine is not of great use in construction because it has poor quality. It had been used for the making of boats in ancient times, but (as time has gone on) it has become less and less useful. Today these trees are practically used as fuel or to produce wood of low quality. Other pines have taken the place for most of its uses leaving it now as more of a tree for its aesthetic looks and use for tinder and fuel.

You will receive one Aleppo Paine Tree.

Your tree will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with 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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