Longleaf Pine Tree

Longleaf Pine Tree

Longleaf Pine Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Pinus palustris
Hardiness Zones:   7b to 9
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; grows well on sandy or clay soils
Texture:   Fine
Form:   Open; rounded top; tall straight trunk
Height:   80 to 100'
Weight:   30 to 40'
Leaf:   8 to 16" needles in cluster of 3
Flower/Fruit:   6 to 10" cones
Comments:    Native; susceptible to ice and storm damage; difficult to transplant; not tolerant to lightning, high winds or drought ; grows in "grass like" stage for first 5 years; seeds eaten by birds
Habit:   Evergreen
Cultivars:   --