• Plant Type: Tree
• Sunlight: Sun
• Soils: Dry, average
• Bloom Time: May, June
• Size: 30-60 feet in height; 15-25 foot spread
The hardy Pitch Pine is suitable for planting in dry soil that other plants don’t tolerate. It grows rapidly once established in bare, sandy, poor soil. It is resistant to fire, deer, salt, and injury. It sends out shoots from the trunk in response to stress.
Bayberry (Morella caroliniensis), Black Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata), Scrub Oak (Quercus ilicifolia), White Oak (Quercus alba)
• Larval host for Pine-devil moth.
• Seeds feed squirrels, birds, and other wildlife.
Occurs in sandy barrens, coastal plains, and part of the pitch pine-oak plant community.