Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana)

[ Trees > Conifers > Pines . . . ]      Forest Type: Northern Pine-Oak


Short, scrubby eastern pine with needles 1-3 inches long, in bundles of 2; cones 1.5-3 inches long; bark not orange.

by Michael Kuo

Habitat: Usually on high ground or in dry areas; often in dense, pure stands when young, but when mature often mixed with hardwoods.

Stature: 30-60 feet high; trunk to 1.5 feet in diameter; with a spreading, unsymmetrical, irregular crown at maturity.

Needles: In bundles of 2; 1-3 inches long; grayish green; stiff and sharp; twisted.

Bark: Gray to reddish brown; broken up into scaly plates when mature.

Cones: 1-3 inches long; egg-shaped with a pointed end; scales thick, with tough prickles.

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Pinus virginiana

Pinus virginiana

Pinus virginiana

Pinus virginiana

Pinus virginiana

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