Pinus palustris (LONGLEAF PINE)


These evergreen, hurricane resistant trees reach a massive height of up to 120 ft.

LongleafPineFullJan2013Wildlife interaction: 68 species of bird utilize this species and it provides habitat and food for mammals.

The enormous cones make great christmas decorations or the base for a natural bird feeder.  This tree goes through several years in a grass stage and then a few years in a “bottlebrush” stage.

Grass stage

Grass stage

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bottlebrush stage

bottlebrush stage


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