North American Native Tree Has an Extremely Fast Growth Rate!
The long, lush leaves of the Longleaf Pine Tree add an elegant feel to any landscape. Pinus palustris, whose species name means ‘of the marsh‘, was named the state tree for North Carolina in 1963.
The evergreen trees naturally prune their lower branches enabling them to grow almost completely straight. The reddish brown, scaly bark will peel as birds and wildlife search for insects that live inside. The longleaf pine needles are long and dark emerald green. They grow in clusters at the end of branches.
Like all pine trees, the longleaf pine cone has both male and female counterparts found on the same tree. Pine cones typically appear in the late fall or winter of the second year. They are the largest fruit of all southern pines and contain seeds that provide food for wildlife such as deer, mice, and squirrels.
This Pine tree can reach up to 80 to 100 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide at full size maturity and can live for over 300 years. The longleaf pine growth rate is up to 2-3 feet per year until they become mature trees. They are the perfect pine trees for privacy!
Pine tree ecosystems consist of rare plant and animal species in a coniferous forest habitat. These habitats typically occur in places with warm summers and cool winters and are of the most biodiverse in the United States. Bird species such as red cockaded woodpeckers and brown headed nuthatches frequently nest in pine forests.
These fast growing trees are a true treasure plentifully found in many southern forests in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.
PLANTING PINE TREES FOR SALE
This pine species prefers sandy, dry, acidic soil conditions and prefers full sun to grow fully. The trunk of this evergreen conifer is covered in thick, peeling bark and the long evergreen pine needle leaves can grow up to 18 inches long. Perfect for windbreaks or to provide privacy.
These trees come rooted in a container in soil and not as southern longleaf pine seedlings. They are already established trees out of their grass stage and can tolerate a variety of planting conditions. You can also check out our Evergreen Tree Grow Guide for more information on planting evergreens.
The best time of year to plant a pine tree is in spring or fall. If planting trees in fall, you will still have plenty of time to establish before winter since they are so fast growing.
The Long Leaf Pine tree is fire resistant making it excellent for mass plantings. They can grow extremely fast, so it is important to choose a planting site to last for many years to come.
Be sure to water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
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Once your Longleaf Pine Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Growing Zones7, 8, 9, 10
Trees were very nice and in good condition. I only wish they would have been bigger.
Tree is planted , it looks Good!
Can't wait to see this fully grown
I bit smaller than I was hoping but very healthy. It has not been planted yet. The pine receives 4-6 hrs. PM sun and watering 2x/wk.