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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:

6-9


Height:
60 – 90
Spread:
about 1/5
Habit:
In youth: loosely pyramidal; At maturity: rounded crown with few low branches
Light:
Full sun
Soil:
Acidic soil preferable; Cones: male cones about 1 long, in clusters below new growth
Flowers:

Fruit:
ovoid, narrowly conical, 3 – 5 long, rusty brown; grouped 2 – 5 together
Landscape use:
Not graceful but good for fast screens
History:
Native range is southern New Jersey to Florida, eastern Texas and Oklahoma; introduced in 1713
Pests\Problems:
Pine beetle; fusiform rust, heart and butt rot
Significant Features:
Fast growth rate

 

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Arboretum Consultant

Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

Arboretum Consultant

Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.