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Trees that we have in stock and grow

Aleppo Pine
Pinus Halepensis

Aleppo Pine
Pinus Halepensis

 

Available in 
5 gal,   15 gal,    24in box,    36 in box
Hardiness:
Zone 7 (0 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit)
Trees are tender when young. Thrives in desert heat, drought & wind.
Also good at the seashore. Tolerates poor soils & difficult arid climates.

Native to:
Mediterranean region

Drought tolerant:
Semi-hardy when established.

Growth Habits:
Open irregular crown of many short ascending branches. Attractive tree at 2 years, rugged tree at 5 years old. Standard desert pine, however it does well along the coast.

Rate of Growth:
Moderate to fast. 12' to 20' in 5 years. 30' to 60' at maturity

Root System:
Deep rooted

More Common Pests:
Aphid, Subject to mites in Southern California

To control the more common pests:
Apply an Ultra Fine Spray Oil such as "Sunspray"

Fertilizer:
Use a general-purpose fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 3/1/2. Apply as instructed on the package, normally in the spring and the fall.

Watering while in the container:
Do not allow the soil to dry out. Keep moist by watering daily. Water enough for drainage through the bottom drain holes. Misting does not provide enough moisture to be a benefit.

Watering when in the ground
Surface and deep root watering is recommended every day in the summer and every 2nd or 3rd day in the winter

Pruning:
Using hand or hedge shears keep pruned to the desired shape. Prune in May and in September.

Sun:
Pines require full sun.

Pest Control:
Use the appropriate insecticide for the pests that you are treating for, following the instructions on the container. Only use insecticides when needed.