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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Pinus glabra Walt.
USDA Symbol: pigl2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Spruce pine is a 100 ft. evergreen with bark unlike that of other pines. At first smooth and gray, it later becomes closely ridged, suggestive of spruces. Needles are short, 1-4 in., and in bundles of two.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Shape:
Fruit: Size Class:
More than 100 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
AL , DC , FL , GA , LA , MS , SC Native Distribution:
Coastal Plain from SC to n. FL & s.e. LA Native Habitat:
Rich woods & hammocks; coastal plain bottomlands USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: None
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Spruce pine is considered an excellent ornamental for the southeastern U.S.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Pretreatment is usually not necessary, but germination of pine seeds exhibiting dormancy can be hastened by cold stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MS
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff