Pitch Pine

Pinus rigida



The characteristic Pine Barrens tree. Large when grown on good sites and protected from fire, scrubby and flat topped when burned. Equally at home on both dry sites and in wetlands. 40 to 60 feet tall. Likes sunny conditions.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Torch Pine
Plant Family:Pinaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Pollen shed late April to May, cones mature autumn of second season and persist
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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