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Pinus virginiana

Virginia Pine, Scrub Pine, Jersey Pine, Spruce Pine, Poverty Pine

Pronunciation
PI-nus vir-GIN-i-ana
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Family
Genus
Nativity

New York, south to Alabama. In the piedmont and coastal plain of the Eastern US.

Growth Habit

Small to medium sized, irregular tree.

Hardiness
4
Culture

Tolerates poor, dry soils unlike most pines. Does well in sandy soils as well as clay.

Landscape Use

A plant for tough situations, typically used in groups. Makes an interesting small specimen if you do not object to the typical yellow foliage.

Foliage

Needles in fascicles of two, 1.5 to 3 inches long and typically twisted. Needles typically yellowish green in color.

Buds

Buds are ovoid, approximately .5 inches long.

Bark

Reddish-brown in color.

Flower

Monoecious; staminate orange-brown, pistillate pale green.

Fruit

Cone 1.5 to 3 inches long by 1 to 1.5 inches wide. A sharp hooked barb present on the back of each cone scale.

Propagation

Seed.

Pests
None serious.
Cultivars

'Wate's Golden' - Golden needles in winter, green in summer, start to change to yellow-gold in October-November; effective in cold-weather landscape.

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