Family: Aleppo Pine or Jerusalem Pine
A Mediterranean native most suited to South Eastern Australia. It will tolerate a wide range of landscape situations of poor drainage, excessive heat, high winds, some aerial salt and acid to alkaline soils. Often grows with an irregular habit or swept appearance. It has been reported to have naturalized in the dunes of Barwon Heads, Victoria as well as in South Australia and Queensland.
As a landscape or roadside specimen this tree is an excellent hardy provider of shade and windbreak. The sub species brutia is well known as the Lone Pine planted at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne as an ANZAC memorial tree.
Specimens can be seen at the entrance to Government House (Yarralumla, ACT); The Domain, adjacent Latrobe’s Cottage (Melbourne, Vic) and Wattle Park (Burwood, Vic).
Typical mature height: 10-20m
Useful in: Large landscapes; road verges; backdrop screening and mass plantings
Sites for best growth: Will grow well in sites of less than 250mm rainfall