Pinus serotina

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Pond Pine


Plant Specifics

Size:To 70 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Moist-wet sites. Hydric to mesic seep slopes, fringes of cypress and mixed hardwood swamps, wet flatwoods, mesic flatwoods.


Recommended Uses:Shade tree for moist sites. Forest tree.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
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



Birds, squirrels and other animals eat the seeds.