The Loblolly pine tree is one of the faster growing pine trees. Hardy for zones 3-10. A true Southern evergreen tree favorite.
The Loblolly Pine is one of the fastest growing southern pines. It has dark green needles and narrow, red-brown, often-paired cones that are three to six inches long. It can grow up to 100 feet tall and has dark green or greenish-yellow leaves. The bark is a nice brownish-red color and as the tree matures it turns an orange color. Loblolly Pines grow in a variety of soil types.
The Loblolly Pine is great to use as a quick landscape screen in many areas because of how fast they tend to grow. Loblolly Pine forests provide an excellent habitat for wildlife, including deer, squirrels, osprey and bald eagles. This pine is great for landscaping because it is a very popular tree due to how it can block out unwanted visions, neighbors, etc.
Early colonies used the Pine resin to boil into pitch and tar. Today they are considered the most commercially valuable forest species in the southern parts of the U.S and are used for pulp, timber and mulch.
Mature Height: 60-90 ft.
Mature Width: 25-35 ft.
Growth/Year: 3+ feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to a variety of soils
Botanical Name: Pinus Taeda