Geographical origins: A vast area from Spain and Scandinavia to the Caucasus.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 30 m (98,4'), width up to 15 m (49,2').
Type of soil: All except marly lime.
Hardiness: Hardy -36°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
The salmon coloured bark, the height of the trunk and the blue-green foliage all make this an excellent ornamental tree planted alone. Bonsai enthusiasts enjoy working on this variety. Essential to forestry this tree is very hardy . In France, the forest of Orleans or that of Haguenau are excellent examples of this tree. The wood is white with a red centre and has numerous uses. The needles come in pairs. The distillation of the needles produces an oil that is used in perfumery and for inhalation.
• Pine Trees catalogue
• Conifers catalogue