Free shipping on ALL plant orders!

Pinus virginiana

Virginia pine add to wishlist

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

Height: 25'-60'

Bloom Time: March, April, May

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, drought tolerant, evergreen, ornamental foliage

Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)
  • Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)
  • Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)
  • Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)
  • Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)

Pricing & Availability

Description

Pinus virginiana

Also known as:

Virginia pine

,

Jersey pine

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

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.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate from seed.

Additional Notes

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

Native Range:
AL, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: NY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Coniferophyta Conifers
Class Pinopsida
Subclass
Order Pinales
Family Pinaceae Pine family
Genus Pinus pine
Species Pinus virginiana Virginia pine