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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Southern Yellow Pine Seedlings
Hardy Planting Zone: 3-9
Bloom Season: n/a
Bloom Color: n/a
Height At Maturity: 60-100 feet tall
Soil Type Preferred: Acidic Red Clay Soil
Sun or Shade: Full Sun
The Southern Yellow pine has orange or yellow bark, long needles, and is notably found in the southeastern united states.
It is native to a belt of forests (about 1000 miles long and 5oo miles wide) that start in New Jersey stretching as far west to the eastern edge of Texas and as far south as Florida.
The Mid-Atlantic and Southern United States provide the ideal growing conditions for these trees with their moderate to warm climate and adequate level of humidity.
It grows at a rate of 3 feet per year, and is colloquially known and recognized as the “Ponderosa Pine”.
The four major species of Southern Pine are shortleaf, longleaf, slash, and loblolly (the latter of which produces a thick sap).
The leaves resemble needles in bundles of 2 and 3 mixed together from about 3” to 5” long. They also produce long cones that can grow more than 12” long. Name aside, this tree produces beautiful green needles.
When fully grown, Southern Yellow Pine trees provide beautiful decor to any property or landscape. These trees are an intricate part of Americana because of their distinctive look and the wood they produce has many uses ranging from construction, lumber, and wood pulp. In addition to its durability, these trees are also fire resistant.
Once planted, the trees require virtually no upkeep and manages themselves, requiring little work for the owner.
Ultimately, these trees provide an excellent option for landowners who are looking to brighten up the aesthetic appeal of their property, and their easy upkeep makes them a great background tree. They also provide excellent shade and wind-blocking.