(a.k.a. Norway Pine)
A long-needled fast growing pine, Red Pine reach heights of up to 120 feet, with a bare self-pruning trunk reaching over halfway up the tree as it reaches maturity. Their needles are up to 6 inches long, making for a very tall tree at maturity, with a “crown” of branches and needles at the top.
Often found growing in sandy soils and rocky terrain, Red Pine are very hardy, adapt well to very poor soil and can live as long as 500 years. This species of pine does not like shade or urban air and water pollution, but does tolerate high winds and drier soils, and is naturally resistant to Dothistroma needle blight.
Red Pine are often planted for forest and wildlife habitat but also for landscaping, and are common in most Northern States. This fast growing pine species is often grown for lumber and pulp production.
Red Pine transplants: 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 2021]
--- Red Pine plug transplants [discontinued]
--- Red Pine conservation grade plug transplants [discontinued]
• Comparable alternative species: Austrian Pine, Eastern White Pine, and Ponderosa Pine. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
Discontinued in this size, see Red Pine Plug Seedlings