[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.
SOLD OUT till Fall 2020, see Red Pine plug transplants
Red Pine plug seedlings for sale, approx 3-5″ 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. Red Pine plug seedlings are often planted for forest and wildlife habitat, and are common in most Northern States. Its swiss-army-knife adaptability means Red Pine 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:
Watch how to plant evergreen seedling plugs faster and with less effort than any other type of “bare root” evergreen tree. With just a cordless drill, a garden cart or wheelbarrow, a 5 gallon bucket of water, and any old/dull/rusty 1 inch drill bit you have lying around, you can realistically plant one plug seedling per minute. Your back will thank us later 🙂
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 2020]
--- Red Pine plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2021]
--- Red Pine conservation grade plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2021]
• 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 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 reserve these trees in your name for a later ship date.
Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $32.00 (5 evergreen plug seedlings)
10-pack for $45.00 (10 evergreen plug seedlings)
25-pack for $77.00 (25 evergreen plug seedlings)
50-pack for $120.00 (50 evergreen plug seedlings)
100-pack for $179.00 (100 evergreen plug seedlings)