The long, lush leaves of the Longleaf Pine 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.
This Pine tree can reach up to 80 to 100 feet tall at full size maturity and can live for over 300 years. The trees naturally prune their lower branches enabling them to grow almost completely straight. These fast growing trees are a true treasure plentifully found in southern forests.
This pine tree prefers sandy, dry, acidic soil and requires full sun to grow. The trunk of this evergreen conifer is covered in thick, peel bark and the long evergreen pine needle leaves can grow up to 18 inches long. The Longleaf Pine tree is fire resistant making it excellent for mass plantings.
Tree grows best in the southeastern United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-10. Longleaf pine 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.
Be sure to water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
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- Provides food and cover for wildlife
- Fire resistant