Virginia Pine Seedlings
Originally the Virginia Pine, Pinus virginiana, was found in the natural range that starts in Pennsylvania and extends to the south into Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Westward it was located in Tennessee, Indiana, and parts of Ohio. Due to genetic improvement techniques and superior selection methods, the range has been extended to include Florida, Louisiana, and east Texas. It can grow as far north as New York.
The Virginia Pine seedlings are an evergreen classic considered to be a small to medium-sized tree.
It i. The seedling will grow to be 15 to 40 feet high. In landscaping, they are planted as barriers. They are also widely used in naturalized forests and slow growing forests. They provide excellent habitat for wildlife and birds. In southern states, they are grown on farms as Christmas trees. The branches are sturdy and respond well to being trimmed. The foliage can become very thick or dense. Limbs tend to prune themselves. Cones will begin forming when the tree is about in its fifth year. Cones will grow in clusters. The trees grow well in practically any soil, with clay or sandy soils providing ideal growing conditions. It is a very adaptable tree. It will thrive where other pines previously would not. It is helpful when covering areas that have been abandoned or land that is infertile.
Thousands of acres are planted in pines annually. Once it was used for only rough lumber or railroad ties, but today it is becoming increasingly popular as pulpwood.