[a.k.a. Norway Pine]
A long-needled fast growing pine, Red Pine plug seedlings reach heights of up to 120 feet, with a bare trunk reaching over halfway up the tree at maturity. This bare trunk is a result of this species’ tendency to self-prune lower branches, making it a poor choice for privacy but excellent for lumber production. The needles are up to 6 inches long, making for a very tall tree with a “crown” of branches and needles at the top.
Red Pine plug seedlings for sale, approx 3-5″ tall [click to enlarge]
This species of pine is named after its distinctively red bark coloring, although the bark is more gray at the base and becomes increasingly red as you look upwards
Red Pine seed germination often requires fire to naturally eliminate other plants which might compete for resources, while also preparing the ground for germination. Found growing in sandy soils and rocky terrain, Red Pine plug seedlings adapt well to very poor soil and can live as long as 400 years. It does not tolerate shade, but does tolerate high winds, drier soils, moderate drought, and is naturally resistant to most common needle blights [such as Dothistroma].
Red Pine plug seedlings are often planted for forest and wildlife habitat, and are common in most Northern States. It is a swiss-army-knife adaptability means it should be added to your evergreen plug seedling variety pack if you aren’t sure what species is best for your planting area and needs.
Red Pine plug seedlings: characteristics and info• prefers hardiness zones 3-6
• prefers full sun to partial shade
• mature height and spread: up to 120 ft high, 15-25 ft spread
• prefers sandy soils, light soils, rocky soils, does well in poor soils
• Penn State detailed info on Pinus resinosa
• Red Pine Sizes and Availability:
--- Red Pine plug seedlings [now shipping]
--- Red Pine plug transplants [available in Fall 2019]
--- Red Pine conservation grade plug transplants [available in Fall 2019]
• order using the green buttons below, or use our evergreen mailorder form
• Comparable alternative species: Austrian Pine, Eastern White Pine, and Ponderosa Pine. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
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These specific plug seedlings are available and shipping now. If you’d like to delay shipment, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping season for these specific evergreen trees pauses in mid-December 2018 and resumes in mid-January 2019, and continues through the end of May 2019 or till sold out.
Plug seedlings are shipped in bundles, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, cotton gift bag packaging and custom laser cut pendants for all sizes of plug seedlings and plug transplants, sold separately in matching quantities.