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Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
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Loblolly Pine Seedlings Make a Lovely Addition To The Homes Landscape
It is seeking a quick-growing tree that'll add year-round color and texture to the landscape? Look no farther than the loblolly pine. Native to the U.S., this lovely pine (formally called Pinus taeda) is valued for its fast growth.
Also known as blue or rosemary pine, this conifer is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to increase privacy with a screen, grow a living fence, or add a windbreak to their yard... all without waiting years for other, slower-growing species.
Loblolly Pine Seedlings are hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6a through 9a. If you live within this zone, you can likely grow loblolly pine in your landscape
In the wild, loblolly pines tolerate a range of conditions, even occasionally wet or swampy soil. Because they're so adaptive, they can thrive in all sorts of conditions and are found growing across much of the U.S. In fact, they're the most common tree in the country, after the red maple.
This tree grows best in sunny spots that receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. They prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH level of around 6.0. They can tolerate a range of soil types, from clay to sand, but prefer well-draining yet moist spots.
How Large and How Fast do Loblolly Pines Grow?
When growing outdoors in the wild, loblolly pines can reach heights over 100 feet and widths up to 40 feet. However, in the landscape, these pines don't usually get quite that big. Some people choose to plant dwarf varieties such as 'Nana," which only grows to about 16 feet tall.
The trees are attractive, with dense crowns. They grow in a pyramid shape when young, then take on an oval form at maturity. They're known for their straight, thick trunks, with red-brown bark and long, dark green needles.
Most of all, loblolly pines are known for their fast growth. These evergreens grow up to 2 feet a year, making them the fastest-growing member of the Pinus genus. Thanks to their fast growth rate, they're often cultivated for their lumber; that quick growth also makes them a perfect choice for the landscape.
Loblolly Pines in the Landscape
Their low maintenance needs and fast growth rate make them an ideal choice for anyone who wants to add privacy to their home quickly, without waiting years for trees to grow tall. They're also a great choice for a living fence or to create a windbreak on your property.
These pines offer benefits to the surrounding environment, too. Because they're evergreens, they provide winter cover for wildlife, such as birds and squirrels who eat the pine's seeds. The eastern pine elfin butterfly loves to rest in loblolly pines on their annual spring migration, too.
When it's time to add a fast-growing tree to your landscape, don't forget the loblolly pine.