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Pinus glabra /Spruce Pine

Pinus glabra  / Pinus glabra
Typical form for this pine that produces short, twisted needles
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Typical form for this pine that produces short, twisted needles

Growth near the ground for many years

Yellow pollen cones in spring

Typical oak-like bark

Mature spruce pines

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Scientific Name: Pinus glabra
Common Name: Spruce Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
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: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: Needles are twisted and in bundles of 2s to 3 inches long. Vegetataive buds are purplish turning yellow green. Tolerates heavier soils than most other pines. This tree with dense foliage forms a canopy only after several years. It is used for windbreaks, screening, and background massing. Seeds serve as a source of food for birds and mammals.