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Pinus palustris, Longleaf Pine

Pinus palustris

Longleaf Pine
Family: Pinaceae
Origin: Southeastern United States
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water

Longleaf pine takes 100 to 150 years to become full size and may live to be 500 years old. New seedlings do not appear at all tree-like and resemble a dark-green fountain of needles. This form is called the grass stage. During this stage, which lasts for 5-12 years, vertical growth is very slow, and the tree may take a number of years simply to grow ankle high.

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Pinus palustris, Longleaf Pine

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