Shortleaf Pine

Pinus echinata

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Basic Information

Other names

Arkansas Pine

Order

Pinales

Family

Pinaceae

Size

60 - 110 ft

Leaf Color

Dark Green

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Needle Like

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Many

Attracts

Wildlife

Shortleaf Pine Habitat

Shortleaf Pines (Pinus echinata) are a versatile pine that thrives in a variety of habitats from rocky slopes to floodplains.

Shortleaf Pine Facts

Shortleaf Pines (Pinus echinata) are very common in the eastern U.S. forests. Its roughly five inch bright green needles grow in tufts of intermixed bundles of two or three. Its cones have thin scales with short prickles and are an inch and a half to three inches long. Shortleaf Pines are hardy, drought resistant and able to thrive in a variety of habitats. They are an important source of food and habitat for wildlife.

Shortleaf Pine Distribution



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