The pine, pinus pinea, embodies by its appearance a Mediterranean flair, because it is at home around the Mediterranean. Nevertheless, a pine can be cultivated with the appropriate winter protection in our latitudes. A pine can grow up to 250 years old. Their seeds are edible.Pine trees, Pinus pinea, come from the Mediterranean and can be easily recognized by their umbrella-shaped crown and their extremely long needles. The tree is often referred to as Mediterranean pine, umbrella pine or Italian stone pine. Pines grow extremely slowly and are therefore interesting for German gardens. However, Pinus pinea are not hardy and tolerate only short-term frost to -15° C. As a pure garden plant they absolutely need a winter protection. Pines are suitable as potted plants that spend the winter in a frost-free room.