- THIS PLANT CAN NOT BE SHIPPED TO:
- HI, MT
- Latin Name- Pinus Ponderosa Hardy Planting Zone- 3-7 Mature Height- 60-100 Width- 25-30 Sun or Shade- Prefers Full Sun
Yellow Pine Tree - Pinus Palistris
Yellow pine is a popular pine tree that is grown in extensive amounts not just for its beauty but its lumber. It is native to the southern United States and is large, natural and grown for timber. These trees are large and grow twenty feet when fully mature but some specimens have been known to grow as much as one hundred and eighty feet tall. These trees can survive droughts very well and can out-compete other pines during dry times. The Bark is what the tree is named for, and the bark tends to be a lighter sort of yellow color to it when peeled away. This bark is extremely rough and jagged and can be pulled off with little force. The cones of this tree are stout and short and have a lighter appearance that can resemble a yellow color. These cones also have sharp points on them that can make them uncomfortable to touch or grab. The Yellow Pine grows in large stands throughout the southeastern united states. These large sections grow for lumber. The wood of the yellow pine is extremely strong and lightweight making it a prized tree for telephone poles and pulpwood as well. This tree grows at a fast rate of three feet or more a year. The Yellow Pine can be also known as the longleaf pine because of its very long needles. The yellow pine is wood is very well known for how hard and durable it is. Hundreds of years ago it was used to build vessel ships, these days it’s used to build dressers, cabinets, desks, and other furniture. The wood is also used for railroad ties because they can withstand large amounts of pressure. The tree leaves off small seeds that birds and other different mammals eat, the white-tailed deer favor the seeds from the yellow pine. The yellow pine can live up to 100 years and there are some pines out there that are almost 500 years old. Many yellow pines are together in a forest setting and only get partial sunlight. If a yellow pine were to get full sunlight it would grow a little faster at maybe 1-3 feet per year. They also need moist soil to grow because they soak up a lot of water; this is what eventually makes their wood unbreakable at maturity age.
Botanical Name: Pinus rigida
Climate Zone: 7 to 9
Mature Height: 80 to 120 Feet
Mature Width: 30 - 40 Feet
Sunlight: Full Shade
Soil Conditions: adaptable, grows best in sandy or clay soils.
Ships As: Bareroot Plant