Pocosin Pine, Pond Pine
Coastal plains and southeastern US
Grows 30 to 50 feet tall under cultivation.
Wet soils and full sun, needs large amounts of water, often found growing out of lakes.
Nice tree to use around lakes and ponds, grows to a full height.
Needles are clumped in threes connected to a fascicle, needles are 3 to 5 inches long.
Buds are waxy in appearance often many in one area.
Rough and scaly; reddish gray in color and extremely flaky.
Non-showy yellow flowers.
Cones are conic-ovoid and persistent; each scale has an incurved prickle. Relatively short.