The shortleaf pine is an evergreen tree that may reach a height of 80 to 100 feet. The tree's needles are thin and flexible, measuring 3 to 5 inches long and arranged in clusters of 2 or 3. The fascicle sheath lasts a long time. On young trees, the bark is scaly and black. Flat scales appear on the tree as it grows older, and when removed, they expose a golden hue. A pale purple male cone and a pale pink female cone are produced by the tree. On full sun, the Shortleaf Pine thrives in ordinary, dry to medium, well-drained soils. It can withstand moderate mild shade. It may grow in a variety of soils, but favours sandy loams.
Botanical Name : Pinus echinata
Common Name : Shortleaf Pine
Height : 80-100 ft
Spread : 50 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 7-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 2375