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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Pinus elliottii

Slash Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus elliottii

Genus:

Pinus

Species Epithet:

elliottii

Common Name:

Slash Pine

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Pinaceae (Pine Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

72-100 ft.

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

Jan, Feb

Habitat Description:

Native in wet pine flatwoods and maritime forests in GA and SC, extensively planted in GA, SC, and NC in silvicultural plantations on a wide variety of soils, many of them unsuitable for its successful growth. Not native to NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Fascicled (Pines)

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Notes:

It is very susceptible to breakage from ice and snow because of its straight branches. Best for natural areas.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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