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Historic Tree with Exceptional Attributes
Longleaf Pine, Pinus palustris, is an evergreen conifer. Plant one in your back or side yard for an exceptional landscape tree, and enjoy watching this heritage-rich tree thrive.
Your Longleaf Pine is truly an amazing pine variety. Seedlings appear as if only tufts of grass for quite some time while the tree develops an extensive root system. When the time is right, Longleaf makes its move—shooting up as much as five feet in the first year of its upward growth.
Its cones and needles are larger than other pines, with needles 12-18 inches long (thus its name "Longleaf"), and cones 7-10 inches. Needles appear in bundles of three in adorable tufts at the tips of the branches.
The straight trunk is covered in a scaly bark that is brown with warm, orange overtones. New growth buds appear in silver/white-hued tones and are particularly attractive in the winter landscape—another decorative asset.
Under optimal conditions, Longleaf Pine can grow up to 100 feet tall with a 3-foot diameter trunk. It's a low-maintenance tree overall and even self-pruning, with branches growing straight and true. Longleaf Pine has a slow growth rate overall, but can live more than 300 years!
Immune to decay and termites, it was extensively used in construction, its pitch used for tar and the gum extracted for turpentine. Longleaf Pine is a friend to nature as well--most notably, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker uses this tree for nesting cavities.
Long beloved for its stately beauty and variety of uses, Longleaf Pines once dominated southern regions. The majesty of these trees was unparalleled. However, overexploitation has diminished the number of the Longleaf but spurred restoration initiatives to encourage an increase in their numbers. By planting a Longleaf Pine this year, you will be a part of the solution!
- Tall and stately
- Variety of uses
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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Growing Zones 7-9
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Pinus palustris|
|Mature Height||80 - 100 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 40 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Reddish Purple|