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Pinus virginiana

Virginia pine

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Features

  • Height20m to 33m
  • Spread6m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Leaf ColourVarious

Description

Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine). This is a short lived pine, The 2 sheath needles are about 1-4 inches long. The cones are about 1-2 inches long and will stay on the tree for many years.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Scrub pine, Pine

Origin

Eastern United States

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Poor quality
  • 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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