Spruce Pine Trees - Pinus Glabra
Spruce Pine Trees are often found in the wetter coastal plain. These trees prefer moist, acidic soils to live in and these areas best suit them. It can grow in soil that is poorly drained and not suffer from root rot like other pine trees. The foliage of it is a dark green coloration of needles. These needles are evergreen and produce beautiful green color even during the winter months. The bark is a grey color and rather thin, sometimes appearing scaly. The tree has extremely heavy and strong wood and prized in being used for building structures. The spruce Pine used in the construction of various musical instruments. The Spruce pine tree usually grows anywhere from sixty to one hundred feet in height but in some cases is known to grow over one hundred and fifty feet tall. The spruce Pine tree Matures at ten years and then starts producing purple colored pine cones that are can be used for food by wildlife. The Spruce Pine trees do not grow as fast as other pine trees but can grow up to three feet per year. These trees tend to grow in mixed hardwood forests rather than growing in dense pine only areas. Spruce pine trees are known for their canopy of dark green leaves and beautiful light brown trunk that often twists as it grows. This tree is often referred to as simply spruce pine and is a member of the Pinaceae family. It produces light to dark brown pine cones that are 2.5 inches in diameter that feeds a variety of wildlife. If growing in the wild, the spruce pine can reach heights of 80 feet. However, in the home landscape setting, it typically grows to heights of 30 to 60 feet. It has a spread of 25 to 40 feet and the crown shape is oval or round. The spruce pine grows best in partial sun and partial shade. It prefers slightly alkaline soils including sand, clay, and loam. This hardy tree is tolerant of flooded soil conditions and is recommended for growth in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 7. The trees are very majestic at maturity. For this reason, they are often used as specimen trees. They also make excellent windbreaks and are often used to provide shade to other plants in the landscape. These trees are seen both in the home landscape setting and in commercial designs.
Climate Zone: 8 to 9
Mature Height: 60 to 90 Feet
Mature Width: 30 Feet
Sunlight: Full Shade, partial shade
Soil Conditions: Acidic, Moist soils
Ships As - Bareroot Plant