Geographical origins: Mediterranean, Africa, Northern Spain as far as Greece.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 20 m (65,6'), width up to10 m (32,8').
Type of soil: Any.
Hardiness: Hardy to -10°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
Planted alone in the areas of origin. The silver grey bark produces lots of shoots on ground containing lime. Nevertheless the wood is of good quality and it is essential in forestry because it can tolerate heat and dryness and is able to cope with poor soil, little depth and lime. In France it can be found growing spontaneously in Provence, the Languedoc and Corsica. The needles come in pairs.
• Pine Trees catalogue
• Conifers catalogue