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Pinus taeda 'Nana'

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PY-nus TAY-duh
Description

A cultivar of the Loblobby Pine that matures as a dwarf specimen.  Typically does not lose its lower branches as it grows older, a trait of the Loblolly Pine.  

The thick bark makes this tree less susceptible to damage from wildfires.

The fruits, twigs and/or foliage can cause a significant amount of litter.

Pests affecting this tree are pine bark beetle, borers, pine tip moth and sawflies.  It is susceptible to fusiform rust and heart rot.

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#evergreen#bark#drought tolerant#showy#native tree#cpp#deer resistant#fragrant needles
 
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#evergreen#bark#drought tolerant#showy#native tree#cpp#deer resistant#fragrant needles
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    taeda
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Wildlife Value:
    Squirrels and other small mammals eat the fruit
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Dry-hard cone
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Long needles in dense, brushy clusters, 3 needles per bundle
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Recreational Play Area
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer