Pinus clausa

Sand Pine

Pinaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Forest plantings for dry sites, specimen tree. Best not planted adjacent to buildings.
Considerations:Roots are sensitive to disturbance.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Squirrels and other animals eat the seeds.

Insects:
Native Habitats:Dry sites. Scrub, scrubby flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Foliage is fine-textured. Fast growing. Subject to root problems in poorly drained areas.