Italian Stone Pine (Pinus pinea) in South Carolina?

neonrider(USDA 8A ^ Sunset 31 ^ Mid-SC)October 16, 2013

Hey, has anyone seen Italian Stone Pine (Pinus pinea) adult specimen trees in South Carolina? If not, then how about North Carolina? Would like to look them up or at least see the photos. Please post.

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alex_7b(7b/8a)

We'll have to look around.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 8:51AM
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petrushka

google Rome + "stone pines" .
you'll get lots of images. stones pines are all over rome(italy).
i saw a couple of stone pines that were planted a century ago in getty's villa in LA. i don't think many people know about them.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 9:13PM
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butterfly4u

They sell them as little Christmas trees down here at HD.
I saw the Italian Stone pine and the Norway pine at HD last Christmas and the vendor was there unloading them.
I asked if the Italian Stone pine would live here outside and he said yes.
They are pretty when they are little, there are frankly so many pine trees where I live in SC that I would probably not even notice one.
Pines everywhere.
They get really big too from the pics I saw online.
The next time I go to Hopeland Gardens down here in Aiken, I will try to see if I can spot one.
They have most of the trees labeled, so I will take a pic on my cell for you.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 10:01PM
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neonrider(USDA 8A ^ Sunset 31 ^ Mid-SC)

Butterfly4u, please message me once you spot Pinus pinea (Italian Stone Pine) in HD or elsewhere. You're in Aiken, SC right? I grow them from seed myself, but I only got a dozen of them in pots and I do not sell them since i'm going o plant them in my acreage to grow some pine nuts. Want to see how they look outthere, perhaps someone has them growing in their yard larger size than just 2-3 footers. I got 7 growing in my yard, but they all are 3+ year olds and only up to 3 foot tall. They are very slow growers. When they grow big they should have a typical umbrella shape, more wide than tall. I think if they are planted in SC widespread the state would benefit from their good looks and even attract more tourism. Plant more Washingtonia fan palms here as well, cause they do grow well here. I already tested Washingtonias in the ground.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 1:26PM
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