Spruce Pine Tree

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Latin Name- Pinus glabra Hardy Planting Zone- 8-9 Mature Height- 60-90 ft Width- 30-40 Sun or Shade- Prefers Full Sun to Full Shade.


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Spruce Pine Tree

Spruce Pine Tree - Pinus Glabra. The Spruce Pine is a popular evergreen that can live up to a hundred years and attain a height of 125 feet. The needles are an attractive deep green color, reach four inches in length and occur in bundles of two. In February or early March three-inch cones first appear on trees that are at least a decade old with the pollen cones above the pollinating cones. When the cones are two years old, they release seeds in the late fall and fall to the ground. The Spruce Pine is naturally found in hardwood forests and low coastal plains areas in the southern United States and prefers soils that are acidic and poorly drained. They do well in sandy loam that has a high level of decomposing organic materials. The Spruce is more shade tolerant than other pine trees and seedlings perform better if planted in a slightly shady area. The Spruce Pine is commonly picked as a Christmas tree and is grown commercially for this purpose. It is hardy in USDA zones 7 through 9 and makes an attractive addition to any yard or business setting.

This tree is known for its conical shape. There is a tree in Sweeden called Old Tjikko that is thought to be the oldest living tree on planet Earth. This tree's timber is excellent for use in a building. Some guitars have this wood used to make them. The pinewood is one of the most important for making paper. The Spruce Pine is found in the lower southeastern United States.

This tree thrives in the warm temperate climate where the summers are lengthy, hot and humid and the winters are mild. It is most often found along river beds and swamps of the southern Coastal Plains. The Spruce Pine is more susceptible to fire than other conifers and does not regenerate well after forest fires. Its shade tolerance allows it to be dominated by other trees such as the Magnolia and Liquidambar and is rarely dominate unless it reaches through an opening in the canopy.



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 Spruce Pine Tree