Pitch Pine, Northern Pitch Pine
Found in the coastal regions throughout the north to the south.
Open, irregular pyrmaid in youth, becoming gnarled and more irregular with age.
Acidic, sandy, well-drained soils and full sun.
Not highly ornamental but will tolerate poor soil, wind, and drought. Native to Eastern North America in sandy uplands.
Yellowish green changing to dark green. Needles clumped in 3.
Buds are cylindrical or conical; sharply pointed, usually resinous.
Dark and flaky, turning to smoother browner plates
female light green tinted rose, males are yellow
Cones are in whorls and light brown, remaining for 2 years on the tree. A noticable hook is on the back of the scales on the cone
'Sherman Eddy' ('Little Giant') - Compact 15 foot high tree with pom-pom tufts of foliate.