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SPRUCE PINE
Pinus glabra

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Photo Locations: LSU Hilltop Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA

General Notes

Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage.

Native to Southeastern United States.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 60 feet.

Width: 25 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Needle, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Persistent, Brown Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer Wildlife use it.

Bark Brown, Blocky or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Scales, Mites and Pine Spittle Bug, Rust and Canker.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Shade Tree.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus glabra Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-glabra >

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