arboretum3

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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