Pitch Pine, Longleaf Pine, Southern Yellow Pine
|The many forms and types of pines can be found in northern temperate zones and on mountains in the tropics. Some grow rapidly, others slowly. Some have silvery foliage, others are dark green. They range from dwarfs to 100-foot-tall trees. The size and form of their cones vary. All pines have long needlelike leaves grouped in clusters of 2 to 5. They are fairly drought-tolerant, with a few exceptions. Extended drought or pollution can weaken pines, making them susceptible to pests and diseases. They grow well in full sun and poor, but well-drained soils. Shape tree in spring. Too much water produces yellow needles.
This Pine hangs onto its cones for up to 20 years. Fountains of needles, 8 to 18 inches long, grace the sparse branches. Deeply ridged, red-brown bark peels off in thin plates.
Attributes - Pinus palustris
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 55 ft. to 120 ft.
Width: 80 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Damping-off, Root Rot, Rust, Scales.
Pinus attenuata, Pinus balfouriana, Pinus bungeana, Pinus canariensis, Pinus cembra, Pinus contorta, Pinus contorta murrayana, Pinus coulteri, Pinus densiflora, Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera', Pinus elliotii, Pinus flexilis, Pinus halepensis, Pinus heldreichii leucodermis, Pinus lambertiana, Pinus mugo, Pinus mugo mugo, Pinus nigra, Pinus parviflora, Pinus parviflora 'Glauca', Pinus patula, Pinus ponderosa, Pinus radiata, Pinus strobus, Pinus strobus 'Nana', Pinus strobus 'Pendula', Pinus strobus 'Seacrest', Pinus sylvestris, Pinus sylvestris 'Watereri', Pinus taeda, Pinus thunbergiana, Pinus virginiana, Pinus wallichiana