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Plant Details

Pinus virginiana

Virginia Pine, Scrub Pine, Jersey Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus virginiana

Genus:

Pinus

Species Epithet:

virginiana

Common Name:

Virginia Pine, Scrub Pine, Jersey Pine

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Pinaceae (Pine Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

36-72 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry forests and woodlands, especially on slopes and ridges, also common in certain areas as a weedy successional tree on nearly any kind of site. Abundant in the central and upper NC Piedmont. Frequent to common in the southern and lower (elevation) mountains, more so in the far southwestern counties, but much less numerous in the northern half of the mountains. Fairly common in the east-central Piedmont, east to about Caswell and Randolph counties, but uncommon toward the Fall Line (locally abundant in west-central Richmond County). Rare to uncommon in the Sandhills. Rare in the Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Fascicled (Pines)

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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