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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
stone pine Italian stone pine
Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years
P. pinea is an evergreen conifer making a round-topped evergreen tree with stiff, dark green needles to 15cm long. Cones rounded-ovoid, to 15cm long, shiny light brown. It will reach 15-20m when fully mature
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilChalk, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
Grown in any well-drained soil in full sun. See Trees: buying and planting specimens
Propagate by seed in spring after the cones have ripened over three years. Chilling the seeds for three weeks may aid germination
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by adelgids, aphids, sawflies/sawfly and pine shoot moth
May be subject to pine needle cast and honey fungus
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