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Slash Pine: Pinus elliottii



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slash pine in parkway

Family: Pinaceae

Above: slash pine crown, Below: mottled bark Use: shade tree, municipal and commercial landscapes, natural areas, timber plantations
slash pine bark

Plant: evergreen conifer to 100'

Origin: coastal southeast US, Bahamas, scattered in Central America

: 8 - 11

: Gymnosperms don't have flowers. Male pollen and female cones on same tree. Wind pollinated.

Foliage: 2 -3 needle bundles, 7 - 10" long.

: sun to part sun. Mesic to moist soil. Fast growing. Partially prune side candles in spring to promote bushy, full habit. 2008, Last Updated December 9, 2008