Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Evergreens, Conifers
Light Requirements: sun
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: acid, average, poor, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: March, April, May
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts birds, drought tolerant, evergreen, ornamental foliage
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Pinus virginianaAlso known as:
Pinus virginiana is a medium-sized, rapid-growing, short-lived conifer that rarely exceeds a height of 60' and 90 years of age. The needles are sharp-tipped and have an average length between 1.5" to 3". The pine cones are less than 3" long and tend to persist on the tree for several years. Mature trees will have an open and somewhat flat crown. The bark n mature trees will be reddish and sacly.
Virginia pine is native to the mid-Atlantic states and Piedmont. It does well in poor soils and is adapted to both clay and sand. It is tolerant of extremely well-drained soils and drought resistant within its natural range. It will develop a shorter form and tortured trunks under poor dry conditions. Pollen is released from March to May. Zones 5-8
Propagate from seed.
Virginia pine is sometimes cultivated on Christmas tree farms. Deer forage on the young needles. The seeds are a valuable food source for many species of birds.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: NY
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