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Shortleaf Pine

Pinus echinata

Shortleaf Pine occurs in dry, sandy or rocky upland areas in the Ozark region. Its deep taproot allows it to succeed on poorer sites than most pines.  Medium-sized, fast-growing with short pyramidal crown that broadens with age.  

Medium-sized, fast-growing evergreen
Tolerates dry and rocky sites
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11279 6-12in Step 2 $15.00

More About Pinus echinata:

Migrating butterflies use Shortleaf Pine for roosting. Echinata means spiny in reference to the prickle-tipped cone scales. An important timber tree in the deep South where it is harvested for a variety of purposes, including lumber, plywood and wood pulp. Oleoresins are extracted to make turpentine.

Gardening Suggestions for Shortleaf Pine:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability. Easily grown in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers sandy loams. The formation of a deep taproot complicates transplanting from the wild.

Key Characteristics:

Average
Midwest Native
Butterflies
Height:
50-60 Feet
Spread:
25-35 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
6-9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Evergreen
Attributes
Midwest Native
Specimen
Evergreen
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage