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Pinus elliottii /Slash Pine

Pinus elliottii  / Pinus elliottii
A grove that is typical of height and spread of the slash pine
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A grove that is typical of height and spread of the slash pine

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Purple pollen cones in very early spring with needles

A grove of slash pine silhouetted against a blue sky

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Scientific Name: Pinus elliottii
Common Name: Slash Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: This species has 2 to 3 needles per bundle. The needles are 8-12 inches long. It has purple pollen cones in February. This pine is a very fast grower and is used in lumber production. Do not plant tall pines near the house as they break with wind and ice storms and falling straw collects on the roof. Susceptible to various kind of beetle damage and fungal attacks.