Longleaf Pine | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

 Pinus palustris

  • Beautiful starlight southern tree valued for turpentine and timber
  • Height 60 - 70 feet
  • Likes sandy areas
  • Very long dark green needles grouped in 3's
  • 8 - 18 inch needles clustered giving tufted appearance
  • Very stout twigs end in large white-silvery bud
  • Conical shaped cones
  • Quick growing and fire-resistant
  • Habitats include Coastal Plain soils

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