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Pinus Taeda

Botanical Name:

Pinus taeda

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Adaptable, but prefers moist, sandy soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam Acid-based, Medium Loam
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Conifers, Trees, Native Plant, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

72-100 ft.

Flower

In the spring, the loblolly pine has red to yellow male flowers and yellow to purple female flowers. Flowers bloom from March to April.

Fruit

The stalkless, ovoid-cylindrical to narrow conical cones (3-6” long) with sharply-spined scales appear in groups of 1-3. They release their seeds from fall to winter and stay on the tree for a year before dropping. They are rusty-brown, umbo dorsal and bearing a recurved spine. Smaller pollen cones are yellow-brown in groups of 6-12. Fruit displays from October to November., Brown

Benefits
Ornamental

Fast growing, Attractive

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Pinales

Family

Pinus - Pines

Genus

Pinus

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