Key Features:Dark blue-green foliage; Evergreen; Excellent coastal tree; Attractive pine cones and edible seed
Also commonly referred to as the Umbrella Pine this well known tree comes from the Mediterranean and is very popular for its seeds which are an important ingredient in any good pesto sauce. This magnificent tree was brought to Britain around 2000 years ago by the Romans and has since become very popular around the UK, achieving the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
Stone Pine is a medium size tree with a rounded head and can grow to a height of 10-15m when mature. The bark of the Pinus pinea has a craggy texture which will easily flake off when touched. This magnificent pine also will grow cones containing seeds when mature, which can be roasted. The needle like foliage of this tree is of a darker shade of blue-green and much shorter compared to other Pines. P. pinea will thrive on most free-draining soils and will withstand coastal conditions. An evergreen tree that would be a perfect choice to provide year-round interest in any garden or parkland.