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Pinus glabra

Spruce pine

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Features

  • Height15m to 33m
  • Spread5m to 11m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Pinus glabra (Spruce pine). This species produces 2 sheath needles which are an inch long and green.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Southeastern United States

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained , you can propagate from seeds or grafting.

Propagation

Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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