Italian Stone Pine

Pinus pinea
Pinaceae, Pine Family
Italian Stone Pine
Italian Stone Pine
[The wood-carver] cuts down cedars; he selects the cypress and the oak; he plants the pine in the forest to be nourished by the rain. Then he uses part of the wood to make a fire. With it he warms himself and bakes his bread.
Isaiah 44:14-14-15 NLT
Italian Stone Pine
“Remember these things, Jacob, for you, Israel, are my servant. I have made you, you are my servant; Israel, I will not forget you. I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”
Isaiah 44:22 NIV

Cultural Information

TypeIsaiah's Evergreens
Height40 to 80 feet
Soilevenly moist, loamy, well-drained; rocky soil works well, too
Exposurefull sun
Leavessapling needles form in 1 inch, starry tufts, rounded at the end of each branch, light blue-green; mature needles 3 to 4 inches long, medium green
Fruitpinecones formed approximately 4 inches long by 3 inches across in paris or triplets on underside of branches

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Italian Stone Pine
“Remember these things, Jacob, for you, Israel, are my servant. I have made you, you are my servant; Israel, I will not forget you. I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”
Isaiah 44:22 NIV

Photo Credits

©2014 Volodymyr Melnyk | Dreamstime.com Italian stone pine, landscape with pine trees
©2018 Shelley S. Cramm Italian stone pine sapling from Home Depot™ repotted and mulched in pinecones
©2018 Shelley S. Cramm Maturing branches of a 4 year old Italian stone pine tree, longer needles are beginning to grow
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