Southern Yellow Pine Seedlings

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Latin Name- Pinus rigida Hardy Planting Zone-7-9 Mature Height-80-100 Width-30-40 Sun or Shade- Full shade


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Southern Yellow Pine Seedlings - Pinus Palustris

The Southern Yellow Pine Seedlings is usually found along the east coast in zones 7-9. It is native from North Carolina down into Florida and Louisiana. They prefer sandy soil with good drainage. The Southern Yellow Pine Seedlings can be grown in full sun, partial shade, or full shade. They start out with a prolonged growth rate for the first 12 years but then multiply after that. They can reach a height of 80 feet with a width of up to 100 feet. It can take 100-150 years to grow to its full height. They can live up to 500 years. It is resistant to wildfires.

The bark of the Southern Yellow Pine Seedlings is deep red with scaly, rough patches. The trunk grows thick and straight. This tree grows thin, green needles that can reach a length of 8”-15” long that are often twisted and grow in bundles of 3. The needles are sometimes clipped off and used for Christmas decorations. It will grow cones that can be up to 12” long and will stay on the tree for up to 20 years. New seedlings do not look like trees. Instead they look more like a dark green patch of needles. This is what is referred to as the “grass stage.” At this stage in its development, it can attract feral pigs. It can take between 5-12 years for the Southern Yellow Pine Seedlings to leave this stage.

The Southern Yellow Pine Seedlings attracts a wide range of wildlife including woodpeckers, whitetail deer, quail, tortoise, nine types of salamanders, 26 different species of frogs and even 56 species of reptiles.

It can be used as a background tree in landscaping, as well as a windbreak. It is often harvested for its timber, which is used primarily in the construction of new homes.

Southern Yellow Pine seedlings are fantastic and very easy to plant and care for. They adapt well to different types of soils. They have pine needles instead of leaves, and they also work great to provide mulch and ground covering in flower beds and gardens. These grow to become robust and hardy trees for lawns and other areas and work great to create borders around properties. These also grow as much as three feet each year after they are planted.