Pine

Easy to grow, if they’re in the right spot.
Common name : Pine
Scientific name : Pinus
Family : Pinaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
Shade loving
Shade loving
Rough 'n tough
Rough 'n tough
Pinus is a genus of conifers in the family Pinaceae, with 126 species. Pine trees are evergreen, coniferous resinous trees growing to 3–80 m (10–260 ft) tall.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 50 - 3000
pH 6 - 7

Identify my pine

The pines - Pinus - bear needles grouped by 2,3 or 5, and fruits cones releasing scales on the ground.

Plant my pine

Take care not to damage the conifer roots while planting, which is best done in the fall. Get some potted trees because pines are afraid of root dryness. Find a place in the sun, in a soil that is not too wet or too calcareous. Dig a hole twice the size of the rootball, install a support pole at the bottom, and put back half of the soil (starting with the one you left the bottom). Place the root ball not to bury the collar, then put the rest of the earth around the plant. Tamp the soil regularly not to leave pockets of air. Mulch with needles or pine bark. Attach your pine to the support with a flexible link. In pots, plant in a mixture of sand, potting soil and loam. In this case you need a very large pot ;-)

Water my pine

Water your pine the first year, every week, and provid him at least one watering can twice a week. In pots, wait until the soil is dry to water.

Unprop my pine

Your tree should be well rooted after two years, so remove the stake now that it is not needed anymore.

Prune my pine

This is not necessary, but you can remove the intersecting branches and dead branches, and remove branches at the heart of the tree for a lighter appearance.

Mulch my pine

Leave the needles under the pine. If they do not limit weeding, add some pine bark, or crushed wood.

Check on my pine

The pines fear the attacks of caterpillars, especially the processionaries. These are stinging, beware while cutting the affected branches. Burn the attacked parts.

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