Pinus rigida

Pitch pine

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Plant type

Evergreen tree





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photo by Christina Bollen, copyright GAP Photos (176146)

Plant details

Found growing wild in North America from Maine and Ontario to Georgia, the pitch pine makes a conical-shaped tree that useful as a specimen tree or as part of a windbreak. The thick, grey-green needles are led in groups of three. Yellow-brown female cones stay on the tree for several years. Plant in a sunny spot in well-drained soil.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Species: rigida

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Cones

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 2000cm

Spread: 700cm

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