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Pinus echinata /Short Leaf Pine

Pinus echinata  / Pinus echinata
Typical specimen short leaf pine
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Typical specimen short leaf pine

Needles and pine cones

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Scientific Name: Pinus echinata
Common Name: Short Leaf Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: This handsome pine has a broad oval form and makes a good lawn tree. It is not as rapid a grower as other species. It tolerates dry soil, but prefers moist ones for best growth. Birds eat the seeds of pine. Squirrels cut open the cones to eat them, but generally not the small ones of this species. Do not plant pines over the roof of a home.