OK - I'll bite. Held back to see if anyone else has had this tree to play around with. Italian Stone Pine.
Yeah the mass marketers are at it again. Flooding the big box stores with this exotic "Medeteranean marvel" touting it as an "indoor Christmas Tree". Good luck with it.
Interesting structure. Knobby 'aged' looking trunk.
When our local club was brand new a few years back some of us tried these trees as a fun experiment. They do very well in their native land - but not so in our region. None of our members could keep them alive for more than the second year - much less healthy and vigorous. The key to success might be a cool greenhouse. But of course it all depends on where you are. A true match to the native climate is not easy to achieve regardless of what the sales promotion materials say.
If you have success with yours you might want to share the secret with us.
As far as the knobbiness goes - well - that's another story.
PS - just noticed that you are in San Diego. That would make a BIG difference. Hope you can keep us informed about your experience with ISP's.