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Pinus virginiana

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Description

A native tree in the Pinaceae family that is not particularly ornamental.  The foliage can be used in Christmas decorations. 'Wates Golden' is a cultivar with yellow needles noted for their outstanding winter interest.  It grows as a broad, open pyramid when young, becoming flat-topped and horizontal with age with irregular branches.

 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Some susceptibility to pitch canker.

Cultivars:
  • 'Wates Golden'
    Yellow needles, winter interest
Tags:
#evergreen#birds#wildlife plant#native tree#conifer#clay#showy fruits#deer resistant
Cultivars:
  • 'Wates Golden'
    Yellow needles, winter interest
Tags:
#evergreen#birds#wildlife plant#native tree#conifer#clay#showy fruits#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    virginiana
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Wildlife Value:
    Seeds are eaten by birds
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    1.5 to 3 in. spiny scaled cones in clusters of 2 to 4. Old cones persist.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    1.5 to 3 in. slightly twisted needles in pairs, often yellow-green in winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer