Virginia, south to Florida, in the coastal plain.
Unique growth habit as plant spends the first 5 to 7 years in a rosette or grass stage. Fast growing lose pyramidal to irregularly rounded tree at maturity.
Full sun and well drained soils. Tolerates hot, dry environments.
Unusual specimen because of the extremely long needles. Good for coastal conditions.
Needles in fascicles of three, 10 to 16 inches long! Needles are soft and flexible.
Buds are cylindrical 1.5 to 2 inches long. Scales silver-white in color and fringed.
Reddish brown and deeply furrowed.
Cone 6 to 8 inches long, 2 inches wide.