Pinus elliottii

slash pine

Pinaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 80-100 ft    Width: 20-60 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Forest tree.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Squirrels and other animals eat the seeds.
Native Habitats: Moist sites. Low flatwoods, swamp edges, pine rockland, cutthroat seeps. Often cultivated in dry sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Highly adaptable. While frequently in moist areas, broadly tolerant of dryness. Has been planted extensively for timber.