Loblolly Pine

Loblolly Pine

Pinus taeda

Featured Plant Category: Keystone Species, Rain Gardens

Height: 40 -90'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: Non-flowering

Bloom Color: Non-flowering

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Medium to wet, acidic, likes poor drainage.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 6,7,8,9

Other Names: Pinus taeda, Southern Yellow Pine

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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Pinus (Pine) supports over 200 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

Loblolly Pine is a large evergreen tree often used as a wind and noise barrier as well as a visual screen due to its fast growth rate. Once it reaches its full height, Loblolly Pine makes an excellent shade tree. It prefers moist, poor-draining soil in full sun, and it can grow 40-90′. Its wildlife value is extensive. Loblolly Pine provides winter cover, and birds and small mammals eat the seeds from the cones. Additionally, large Loblolly Pines are important nesting sites for osprey and bald eagles. As a keystone species Loblolly Pine supports over 200 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, including the Imperial Moth pictured above.


 

Additional information

Height

40 -90'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

Non-flowering

Bloom Color

Non-flowering

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Medium to wet, acidic, likes poor drainage.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone

6,7,8,9

Other Names

Pinus taeda, Southern Yellow Pine

Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.