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Shortleaf Pine - Pinus echinata
Short Leaf Pine, or Pinus echinata, is native to the eastern US. This tree is usually 66 to 97 feet tall with the diameter of the trunk being 1 1/2 to 3 feet. The needle-like leaves grow in bundles of 2 to 3. Cones are usually 2 to 3 inches long. This tree is sometimes straight and sometimes crooked with an irregular crown. These trees thrive when planted in locations that offer moist and well-drained soils, and they love being planted in locations that offer full sunlight. They do best when planted in climate zones six through eight. They are magnificent when fully grown and can be seen growing a lot along the coastal regions as they grow well in dry soil conditions. These trees are gorgeous and this tree does produce pine cones, but it can take up to twenty years for the first one to show up. These trees are very hardy trees and can last through strong storms. This tree provides smaller needles than others, and they grow in a cylinder shape. These trees are very popular because of how strong the wood is and is used a lot in making plywood and lumber for building. These trees have a fantastic fragrance to them, and they also create a very natural look and feel to all lawns. These are a great choice for all homeowners and landscapers, and they remain green all throughout the entire year. They also are good to bring lots of curb appeal as they grow and mature.