Aleppo Pine Christmas Tree
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 living Christmas Tree and is related to fir trees, spruce trees, cedars, hemlocks, and larches, 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 total size of anywhere from 20 to 50 feet or taller with a similar spread. The ultimate size depends on the growing conditions. Aleppo Pines become best during the late summer months of August and September.
The tree's ability to produce many long-viable seeds that disperse quickly in winds means it has invasive qualities worth bearing in mind.
Height: 20’ - 50'
Light: Full Sun
Zone: 8- 11