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Pinus resinosa

Also called Norway Pine


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Pinus resinosa - Red Pine

Pinus resinosa - Red Pine

More About Pinus resinosa

  • Conical in form with an oval to rounded crown
  • Shiny, dark green needles grow 10 to 15 cm long
  • Horizontal to ascending branching
  • Spreading branches with tufted needles, resembling a fox's tail
  • Flaking bark is reddish to pink to gray in colour

Interesting Notes:

The roots of the red pine go fairly deep into the ground and are widespread; this means the tree can withstand strong winds. Wood from the red pine because of its strength has been used to make poles, pilings and used as structural timber.

Native to Ontario

 

 

Zone:

2

Height:

30-35 m

Spread:

6-7 m
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Red Pine Growing and Maintenance Tips

The red pine needs sun and space to grow. It does better in the countryside since it is not tolerant of air pollution and salt damage. 


Pinus resinosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Conical

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Pinus resinosa

Pinus nigra

Pinus nigra

Austrian Pine

Pinus banksiana

Pinus banksiana

Jack Pine

Pinus koraiensis

Pinus koraiensis

Korean Pine

Pinus ponderosa

Pinus ponderosa

Ponderosa Pine