Sunset Zones: 3-12, 14-21
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
pH Range: Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline
Soil: Clay, Loam, or Sandy Texture
Drought Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
Growth Rate: 24” to 36” per year
Growth Habit: Conical Shape
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen
Longevity: More than 150 years
Litter Issue: Old needles and sheaths dropping.
Pests and Diseases: Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria.
Branch Strength: Medium Strong
Root Damage Potential: Moderate
Suckering Potential: Low
Salt Tolerance: Moderate Inland
Special Care: Acidic amendments while planting and regular acidic fertilizer or compost will help to keep this pine tree growing healthy. Plant in well draining soil to keep fungal diseases out.
Watering Advice: Regular watering is best for development.
Fertilizer: Acidic fertilizer two times a year in Spring and Fall.
Microclimate: Acidic soil is the main change that you might need to apply to help the tree thrive.