Pinus virginiana Mill.

Scrub Pine, Virginia Pine, Jersey Pine, Spruce Pine, Poverty Pine



Photo credit: Original from Descr. Pinus courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library - (provided by Missouri Botanical Garden) modified to provide labels.


Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 15 to 40' tall and slightly less wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun


Broadly pyramidal, becoming flat-topped. Leaves in pairs, 2 to 3" long, stiff and twisted. Cones 3" long, scales have a short, recurved prickle. Not particularly ornamental.



Native to the eastern US. Introduced to the UK in 1769.

Published in Gard. Dict., ed. 8. 9 in 1768.

Synonym is Pinus inops Aiton - also published in Desc. Pinus ...found principally in the interior parts of North America, upon mountains and hills, in a dry soil, composed of sand and pebbles. Its stem is seldom very straight; the length of it is usually from fifteen to twenty feet, and the circumference about one foot and a half.


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