red pine - Pinaceae Pinus resinosa

Bark

red pine Bark

Cone

red pine Cone

Taxonomy

FamilyPinaceae
GenusPinus
Speciesresinosa
Common Namered pine
iTree CodePIRE

Plant Form

FormTree: pyramidal to conical crown
Height80 feet
Spread60 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

Foliageslender, paired, dark green needles, 4-6" long; densely packed; snap when bentLeaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles2
Barklight and dark gray with areas of red/brown, slight cracks or fissures; developing large thick plates
Budoval, 1/2" long, resinousBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twiggray or light brown with protrusions where needles attach
Flowermale (staminate strobili) purple/red in lower canopy; female (ovulate strobili) smaller in upper canopy; both male and female on same tree (monoecious)
Fruitwoody cones, egg-shaped, 2" long, attached directly to branch (sessile)
Fall Colorgreen

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2bMin4.5SoilIntolerant
Max5bMax6.0SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantIntolerantNo

Species Status

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