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Pinus resinosa (Red pine)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Pinus resinosa PY-nus rez-ih-NO-sah Common Name: Red pine Genus: Pinus
The yellow-green leaves of this pine are 4 to 6 inches long. The bark is densely branched and flaky and reddish in the upper crown, scaly and pink-gray at the base. The tree has thick orange to red-brown shoots, chestnut-brown female cones, and purple male cones.
Noteworthy characteristics: Red pine is found from Nova Scotia to West Virginia. It slowly grows to 75 feet and tolerates poor conditions. Use as a specimen tree, or for shelter or windbreaks.
Care: Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun. 
Propagation: Graft cultivars in late winter.
Problems: Common pests include sawfly, caterpillars, scale insects, mealybugs, miners, and borers. Blister rust, butt rot, blights, pitch canker, cone rusts, tar spot, and brown cubical rot.
Height Over 30 ft.
Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Adaptable
Characteristics Interesting Bark; Native
Uses Hedge, Screening, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Type Trees

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