Pinus elliottii

slash pine


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


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:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock


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 in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

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