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Pinus Pinea or Stone Pine is also known as the Italian Stone Pine, Umbrella Pine or Pine Nut Tree. These mature Pinus Pinea specimens have been grown and shaped as full stardard trees with long, clear stems and a lovely, rounded canopy on top. Pinus Pinea Full Standard trees can be used for above fence screening or as stand-alone ornamental specimens.
The Pinus Pinea is a lovely conifer tree that naturally features a rounded, broad flattened umbrella-like canopy. It has a tall spreading habit with twisted, glossy green needle-like, soft leaves. The canopy spread can be kept in check with regular clipping. In the Roman times, Italian stone pines were widely grown for their deliciously edible pine nuts which were a staple in most Roman soldiers’ diets. Relatively fast growing, the tree often grows 1 meter per year. The tree will reach full maturity between 20 to 30 years old.
Once established, the Pinus Pinea Full Standard tree requires only minimal care to thrive and keep its shape. It is highly drought tolerant and can withstand salt spray in coastal regions. Plant the Italian stone pine in full sun for best growth results. It prefers a planting location with well-draining soil. The tree grows best in acidic soil but will withstand alkaline soil. It grows well in coastal areas because it doesn’t mind salt spray.
Italian Stone Pine trees produce an abundance of bright green stiff needles that measure up to 15 centimetres in length. The needles appear in twisted bundles. The bluish-grey cones of the tree measure about 15 centimetres in length and are heavy. They remain tightly closed for about three years before opening to disperse their seeds.
Pinus Pinea Full Standard has a stand-out showy trunk, enhanced by the full standard clear stem shape of these specimens. The trunk features an orange hue with large plates that measure about 33 centimetres in length. They are showcased by deep dark fissures. The plates provide visual interest on the tree.
The Italian stone pine does tolerate pruning well, making it a good candidate for growing as a full standard tree. It requires minimal pruning once per year to keep its shape. Ideally, pruning should take place in the winter months.
Statuesque and interesting year round, the Italian Stone Pine full standard tree makes an ideal garden focal point. It grows well in urban settings and can be grown as a street tree.
This hardy Pine Nut tree is just one of the varieties in our huge collection of specialist conifers for sale at Paramount Plants in North London.