Pinus echinata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Shortleaf Pine


Plant Specifics

Size:80-100 (120) ft tall
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Dry uplands, old fields.


Recommended Uses:Shade tree. Forest tree.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Squirrels and other animals eat the seeds. 

The USDA Forest Service indicates that it can be a cavity tree for red-cockaded woodpeckers.