Red pine

Pinus resinosa

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Red pine (Pinus resinosa)
PY-nus rez-ih-NO-sah
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.

Overview

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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