Red Pine Tree

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In the 1930's the mighty Red Pine was planted all across the Northern part of the U.S. and into Canada. It was prized then, like it is now, for its tall and super-straight trunks! Every telephone pole you see from New York to Seattle is made from Red Pine, just like they have been since the 30's!

So, if you're looking for a tall, straight, majestic tree that thrives in the North, the Red Pine Tree (Pinus resinosa) is the answer. Living for up to 300 years, this evergreen tree grows strong, survives harsh weather and is easy to care for. The reddish bark and pale red heartwood earned this tree its name!

Young trees often keep their branches all the way to the ground and form a conical profile. Mature trees have a rounded and picturesque canopy, with strong horizontal branching. The leaves are arranged in pairs and can be 4 - 6 inches long and dark green, soft, and flexible.

Also called the Norway Pine, the Red Pine stands up to wind and snow like a champ. It self-prunes, so it drops dead branches as it grows. This means that it has a nice clean trunk as it grows older without excessive pruning needed on your part. Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 3 to 7, these trees can grow nearly 70 feet in height and spread 25 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Mighty specimens, and wonderful for naturalized groupings, these are superb lawn and shade trees! You'll see one of these mature trees from afar and every songbird, squirrel, and other forms of wildlife will see them too! The strong limbs readily shelter them and give them a safe haven to roost and forage in. The smaller cones are fantastic for feeding wildlife too!

Red Pines are perfect trees for windbreaks on large properties or for a year-round green in hard winter places. Slow noise and block drifting snow as well as create privacy while these trees are young. Plus you'll enjoy their presence through sun, heat, snow, and cold!

  • Long Dark Green Needles
  • Reddish-Bark & Strong Straight Trunk
  • Small Cones & Horizontal Limbs For Wildlife
  • Hardy Native Evergreen Trees
  • Shade, Specimen, Lawn Trees & Windbreaks

#ProPlantTips for Care:

All Red Pines need is a sunny spot and well-drained soil and they are good to go! Even thriving in most soils including very sandy soils and sites with very little topsoil. Once established, the Red Pine is very drought-resistant. Provide a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch over the entire root system. Water new trees regularly but back off after their first year, and deep winter watering in colder climates. Candle prune in the spring to keep young trees growing denser and more compact.

  • Easy Care & Hardy To Zone 3
  • Full Sun Trees
  • Highly Adaptable In Well-Drained Soil & Moderate Moisture
  • Prune by Candling in Spring
  • Wildlife Friendly Trees

Buy the most widely planted Pine in America! Nature Hills only sells strong, healthy, field-grown saplings so you won't be disappointed. Order your Red Pine Trees today and enjoy them for many years to come!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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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. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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.

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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Red Pine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pinus resinosa
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 25 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring