This disease-resistant tree is a fine choice for home or woodlot within its zone. Tolerates drought and many soil types and provides edible nuts.
The Stone Pine should be grown in full sun on well-drained soil, tolerating dry, poor, alkaline soils but not wet soils. It is probably best not to irrigate this tree much after it is established in the landscape. Eaten either raw or toasted, Pinyon Pine nuts have a wonderful flavor.
Squirrels, woodrats and many birds enjoy pinyon nuts. Pinyon jays, in particular, fly in large flocks from tree to tree, feasting upon whatever pinyon nuts they find.
The Stone Pine is drought tolerant but grows best in well-drained, moist soils.
The Stone Pine has blue green needles throughout the year.
The blooms of the Stone Pine are red and yellow.
The Stone Pine blooms in the spring..
The fruit of the Stone Pine is small and brown and can be eaten either raw or toasted. Pine nuts have a wonderful flavor.