Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Pinus halepensis Mill.

Frost-hardy, evergreen conical tree, becoming rounded with age, with scaly, reddish bark, slender, sparse leaves, to 11cm long, borne in pairs, and narrow, ovoid, red-brown female cones, to 12cm long.  To 20m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1683.  [JD].  Leaves, cones and seeds of Pinus halepensis are figured in Die Coniferen.  [Die Coniferen t.I/1840-41].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [C.61/1843].  Pinus maritima was included among desiderata in a letter to John Lindley dated 15th February 1848 but was not marked ‘arrived’ on Macarthur’s copy.  [MP A2933-1, p.157].  But see also Pinus pinaster Ait.


Pinus halepensis M.Bieb. (1808) = Pinus laricio Poir.

Published Jul 19, 2009 - 04:52 PM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 03:28 PM

Leaves, cones and seeds of Pinus halepensis are figured.  Die Coniferen t.I, 1840-41.

Pinus halepensis Mill. | Die Coniferen t.I/1840-41 | BHL.  Pinus halapensis is fig. iii, bottom left.

Family Pinaceae
Region of origin


  • Pinus maritima Mill.
Common Name

Aleppo pine, Jerusalem pine

Name in the Camden Park Record

Pinus Halepensis - Aleppo Pine 

Confidence level high