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TABLE MOUNTAIN PINE
Pinus pungens

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Branches spread horizontally. Has dark brown, scaly bark. On rare ocasions may grow to more than 66 feet.

Native to Appalachian Mountains.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Conical or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 40 feet.

Width: 20 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter.

Bark Dark Brown, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 9 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus pungens Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 24, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-pungens >

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