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LOBLOLLY PINE
Pinus taeda

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Photo Locations: Cohn Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, W. Gordon Belser Arboretum - Columbia, SC, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage. A leading timber species in the U.S.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Southeastern United States.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a High Canopy.

Conical or Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 60 - 90 feet.

Width: 25 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More 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, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.

Bark Brown to Gray, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Rust and Heart Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus taeda Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 20, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-taeda >

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