Pinus echinata

Shortleaf Pine

Category: Evergreen, Screening | Size: Large | Hardiness Zones: 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 | Growth Rate: Fast
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This fast grower makes a good screen in youth, becomes an overstory tree with time. A colonizer on its own accord, this tree accepts dry, poor soils, and full sun and has the widest range of any pine in the southeastern US. Durable- along with with Long Leafed Pine, one of two southern pines capable of living 400-500 years.

Category: Large screening tree; needle evergreen
Hardiness: 6 to 9
Foliage: Dark bluish green, in bundles of 2, sometimes 3, needles
Fruit: Cones
Bark: Red-brown; scaley and dark on young trees
Texture: Medium
Shape: Pyramidal when young; with age developing a dominant trunk with oval to rounded head held up high
Mature Size: 55-60’ tall by 30-45’ wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Shortleaf pine is adaptable to a great variety of site and soil conditions and grows best on deep, well-drained soils having fine sandy loam or silty loam textures typical of flood plains
Native Habitat: Eastern US, west to Texas