Loblolly Pine, pinus taeda

Loblolly Pine, pinus taeda
Item# DA-loblollypine
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 98%; Where Harvested (location) - Arkansas

The Loblolly Pine is one of the pines native to the southeastern United States. It's the largest of the southern pines. It's needles are in bundles of three, sometimes twisted, and measure 5-9 inches long. The name Loblolly means a low wet place, but these trees are not limited to that specific habitat. Other common names are Oldfield Pine, due to loblolly's status as an early colonizer or abandoned fields. Also called Bull Pine, due to its size (several other yellow pines are also often so named). And Rosemary Pine due to loblolly's distinctive fragrance compared to the other southern pines (the fragrance is more akin to that of gin than rosemary). Although the Loblolly Pine grows primarily in the deep south, it ranges north along the Mid-Atlantic coast to southern New Jersey, in the interior north to eastern Tennessee and as far west as the southeast corner or Oklahoma and central Texas. Loblolly Pine is the pine of the "Lost Pines" area around Bastrop, Texas and in McKinley Roughs along the Texas Colorado River. The Loblolly Pine's growth rate is rapid, even among the generally fast-growing southern pines. The yellowish, resinous wood is highly prized for lumber, but is also used for pulp fibers. The tree is commercially grown in extensive plantations. It ranges in height from 100 to 115 ft, some specimens have reached 150 feet tall. It's cold hardy to zone 7.

Recommended Planting instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours. Stratification: Cold stratify for 30 days. Germination: Sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seed beds is preferred to artificial stratification.