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Pinus virginiana

Common Name(s):
Virginia pine
Cultivar(s):
Wates Golden
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Native; not extremely ornamental; foliage can be used in Christmas decorations; seeds eaten by birds; will grow in poor soils. This tree is resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
15-40 ft.
Flower:
1.5 to 3 in. cones in cluster of 2 to 4; old cones persist
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; will grow in poor, dry soils including clay
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Broad, open pyramid when young; becomes flat topped; horizontal with age, irregular branches
Width:
10-30 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
1.5 to 3 in. slightly twisted needles in pairs; often yellow green in winter
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2116

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