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Red Pine

Pinus resinosa

Trail Number:
C21

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Description

Family:
Pinaceae

Foliage:
Leaves: densely arranged on the branches, slender, 5 to 6" long, margins finely and regularly toothed, apex sharp-pointed

Native Locale:
Newfoundland and Manitoba, south to mountains of Pennsylvania, west to Michigan

Mature Height:
50 to 80 feet

Mature Width:
Variable

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 2 to 5

Soil Preference:
Prefers exposed, dry, acid, sandy or gravelly soils; susceptible to salt damage

Growth Habit:
When growing in the open the trunk is short and develops a heavily branched crown in youth; in old age the crown is somewhat symmetrically oval with the characteristic tufted foliage

Rate of Growth:
Medium, 50' after 25 to 30 years

Disease and Insect:
Damping-off, root rot, dieback, tip blight, stem blister rust, Comandra blister rust, canker, Cenangium twig blight, leaf cast, needle blight, needle rust, shrub pine needle rust, littleleaf, white- pine aphid, European pine shoot moth, Nantucket pine moth, sawflies, pine webworm, pine false webworm, pine needle scale, pine needle miner, pine spitttlebugs, pine tortoise scale, red pine scale, pales weevil, pine root collar weevil, white pine shoot borer, white pine tube moth, white pine weevil, Zimmerman pine moth, bark beetles, pinewood nematode

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Flowers: Monoecious, clustered; staminate red, pistillate reddish
  • Fruits: Cones subterminal, sessile, ovoid-conical

Photos

Summer '08 - Red PineSummer '08 Leaf - Red Pine