SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Cohn Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, LSU Hilltop Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, W. Gordon Belser Arboretum - Columbia, SC, Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Sometimes chlorotic. Slow growing in seedling stage.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Southeastern United States.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Conical or Oval Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 60 - 80 feet.
Width: 30 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Needle, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.
Bark Light Green or Orange, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 9 and 12 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids and Beetle Borers, Armillaria, Chlorosis, Fusarium, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus palustris Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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