Red Pine Plug Seedlings

[a.k.a. Norway Pine]
[Pinus resinosa]

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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.

CLOSED for the summer, sales resume in late August 2024

Red Pine plug seedlings for sale, approx 6-12″ tall [photos are no longer accurate]

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. Pinus resinosa are often planted for forest and wildlife habitat, and are common in most Northern States. Its swiss-army-knife adaptability means this species is often added to a evergreen plug seedling variety pack if you aren’t sure what species is best for your planting area and needs.

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].

Plant In Record Time:
plant evergreen trees fasterYou can plant evergreen plug seedlings faster and with less effort than any traditional "bare root" evergreen seedling or transplant, upwards of 50 to 100 per hour without breaking your back, using a cordless drill and this garden auger. Click the thumbnail to watch on YouTube. This steel garden auger is FREE with purchase of 200 or more plug seedlings, or just $17.00 [our cost] with any tree purchase, or $37.00 with no tree purchase, shipped anywhere in the USA [int'l shipping is extra].
Individual Packaging Options:
Plug seedlings are grouped in bundles or bags for shipping, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, and cotton gift bag packaging for all sizes of plug seedlings, sold separately in matching quantities. These individual packaging services are available for plug seedlings only.

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 [sold out till Fall 2024]
• Comparable alternative species: Austrian Pine, Eastern White Pine, and Ponderosa Pine. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT in this species in this size, see size and availability options above. Please consider joining our very unobtrusive email list to be notified when we begin selling and shipping this species in this size. You may also request a custom invoice to pay for and reserve these specific trees in your name for a future Spring or Fall shipping season.
Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $38.00 (5 evergreen plug seedlings)
10-pack for $54.00 (10 evergreen plug seedlings)
25-pack for $95.00 (25 evergreen plug seedlings)
50-pack for $159.00 (50 evergreen plug seedlings)
100-pack for $229.00 (100 evergreen plug seedlings)