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Pinus taeda /Loblolly Pine

Pinus taeda  / Pinus taeda
Pine cones attached right on a branch
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Pine cones attached right on a branch

Yellow pollen cones in mid spring

Close-up image of yellow pollen cones a sure way to identify this pine in spring

A branch of yellow pollen cones

Typical grove showing height and spread of loblolly pines

Male pollen cones

Pine cone

Close-up image of the flaky bark on the loblolly pine

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Scientific Name: Pinus taeda
Common Name: Loblolly Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 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 that Attract Birds
Comments: Needles 3s per bundle and are 6-9 inches long. Yellow pollen cones are present in March. This species has short, thick branches that are much divided. Cones connected to branches without stalk. Used for lumber, shade tree, groups and in masses.