- botanical name -Pinus Rigida Hardy Planting Zone - 5-9 Mature Height- 40-70' Width- 35-40' Requires- Full Sun
Pitch Pine trees are found a lot growing in the forest and wooded areas. These trees can grow to become up to seventy feet tall and forty feet wide. They are very adaptable to all types of soils and loves full sunlight. They grow best when planted in zones five through nine and area also called Pinus Rigida. These are lovely evergreen trees and produces long pine needles that cover the tops of the trees. They also produce pine cones that grow in clusters and have three or four to a cluster. These are good trees to randomly plant around a lawn or to create a border. The Pitch Pine is an evergreen conifer which will reach a height of 40 to 60 at fully maturity.
Out of all of the pine species this one is the most unusual with very unique characteristics. Also known as the Garside Tree and is found mainly in the Northeastern United States. It is the primary tree of the famous New Jersey Pine Barrens and that is where you can find the rare Pygmy Pitch Pine trees. When young this tree starts in an open or pyramid shape, but as it matures the shape becomes more irregular and the branches become gnarled. The trunk of the tree is incredibly strong with a coarse-grained bark and very resinous wood. The high resin level in the wood preserves the Pitch Pine from decay. The needles are in clusters of three with a slightly twisted shape and are yellow-green to dark green in color. The cones on this tree form in groups of three and are approximately two inches long with prickly scales. This tree can withstand droughts, wildfires, repeated cutting and temperatures as low as -43F degrees. It is also very tolerant of poor soils and prefers rocky or sandy landscaping. This tree is perfect for uneven landscapes, rocky inclines, and poor soil conditions. Standing alone it makes a dramatic statement and the Pitch Pine is even used for ornamental Bonsai trees.
USDA Climate Zone - 5-9
Tree Height: 40-70 ft.
Tree Width: 35-40 ft.
Soil Type: adaptable to different soils.
Sun: Full Sun
Ships As: Bareroot Plant