The Loblolly Pine (Pinus Taeda) is one of the fastest growing southern pines. It grows to a height of 60-90′ with a spread of 25-35′ at maturity. This tree grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils. While it prefers normal moisture, the tree can tolerate some flooding and moderate drought. The Loblolly grows in an oval shape. With age, it loses its lower branches, making it useful as a shade tree. This pine features slender, sometimes twisted, dark yellowish-green needles that are 6-10″ long. Full sun is recommended.
Ships bare-root 12-18 inches