pitch pine - Pinaceae Pinus rigida

Taxonomy

FamilyPinaceae
GenusPinus
Speciesrigida
Common Namepitch pine
iTree CodePIRI

Plant Form

FormTree
Height80 feet
Spread30 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

Foliagethree needled, twisted, often in tufts with a coarse textureLeaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles3
Barkshallow furrows with wide flat scaly plates, reddish brown inner bark nearly black outer bark
Budsharp pointed, resinous, loose brown scalesBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twigcluster on tree trunk, extremely rigid, orange-brown in color
FlowerCone, clustered, male flowers are yellow while female flowers are red-purple
Fruitoval-cone, clusters of three to five with rigid sharp prickles
Fall Colordark yellow-green

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2aMin3.5SoilIntolerant
Max7bMax5.0SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantModerateNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
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