SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Cohn Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, W. Gordon Belser Arboretum - Columbia, SC, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
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.
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 Armillaria, Rust and Heart Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as High.
Attracts Birds and Mammals.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus taeda Tree Record." 1995-2018. Aug 16, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-taeda >