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Pinus echinata

Common Name(s):
Shortleaf pine
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Native; long tap root so difficult to transplant; seeds eaten by birds. This tree is resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
80-100 ft.
Flower:
1.5 to 2.5 in. cone
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; range of soil types; drought tolerant
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal in youth; develops a small narrow crown with age; horizontal branches
Width:
30 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
3 to 5 in. needles in groups of 2 to 3; dark blue green
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2091

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Franklin Bonner, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0