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.
These trees come rooted in a container in soil and not as longleaf pine seedlings. They are already established trees and can tolerate a variety of planting conditions.
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.
Planting Pine Trees for Sale
This pine tree prefers sandy, dry, acidic soil 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.
The Longleaf 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.
Tree grows best in the southeastern United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-10. 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.
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