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Pinus clausa is often confused with:
Pinus banksiana Pinus banksiana
Native alternative(s) for Pinus clausa:
Pinus virginiana Pinus virginiana
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Abies firma Form
Sequoiadendron giganteum Bark
Abies fraseri Abies fraseri

Pinus clausa

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Description

Sand Pine grows in Florida and Alabama on strongly acidic sandy soils of the coast.  It is one of the most short-lived pines.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#evergreen#large tree#NC native#needled evergreen#Braham Arboretum#evergreen tree#pine tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#large tree#NC native#needled evergreen#Braham Arboretum#evergreen tree#pine tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    clausa
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    It is used for pulp wood, making ship masts and as christmas trees.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    U.S.A., AL and FL
    Distribution:
    NC, GA, FL, AL, MI, TX
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Irregular
    Oval
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    2-3.5 in armed with short stout prickle reddish brown to grey-brown oval cone. Seed cones are red-brown.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Description:
    Cylindrical yellow male flowers & yellow to purple female flowers. No flowers, pollen cones are ellipsoid brown/yellow. Oblong-cylindrical narrowed at apex about .25 in buds
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    2 leaves per fascicle, dark green, twisted margins finely serrulate, last 2-3 years. 2-3 in yellow-green slightly twisted needles.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Patchy
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Thin reddish brown to grey-brown smooth bark that eventually developing scaly patches. Gray to gray-brown, furrowed, with narrow, flat, irregular ridges, upper part of the trunk is red-brown platy and becoming smooth as it reaches the branches
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Spreading to ascending poor job of self-pruning. Purple to red-brown aging to gray and smooth. Buds are cylindric purple-brown with white fringed scales.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Problems:
    Short-lived