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Pinus rigidaPinus rigida

pitch pine

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 50-75'
Spread: 50-75'
Flowers: May; red- purple
Fruit: light brown; cone/cone-like
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: 3.5-5.1
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

slopes and ridges of mountains, river valleys, and swamps

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

many birds feed on the seeds; provides winter cover; old trees are fire resistant due to thick bark

Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1235.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004