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Pinus palustris /Longleaf Pine

Pinus palustris  / Pinus palustris
Typical long needles
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Typical long needles

Needles can be over fifteen inches long

Trees remain in the "grass" stage for several years as the tree grows a long tap root

Large pine cones on this pine

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Scientific Name: Pinus palustris
Common Name: Longleaf Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: A tall growing, over 100 feet, timber tree that was found over wide areas of the southeast. After much of it was harvested, little of this species has been replanted. It is initially slow growing, with only a small amount if vegetation above ground for the first three years. It has a very long needles and a large cone. Generally not used in the landscape.