Nut pine Pinus pinea
Umbrella pine, Stone pine. A medium sized evergreen tree from the Mediterranean region, growing 15 m (50 ft) high or more. After 10-15 years, it bears cones with large edible seeds – the most important source of pine kernels for commerce. The shoot tips are used to make a tea, while the timber is used for construction, joinery etc. Likes a sunny site and is happy in much of Britain; hardy to about -15°C.
Out of stock (plant stocks go live in July)