Loblolly Pine

Pinus taeda

Loblolly pine is a common and widespread tree in the southeastern United States.  It grows to over 100 feet tall and produces male and female cones on the same plant and the abundant pollen is a spring allergen.  It is a major component of southeastern forests and is also planted for timber production and reforestation. It tolerates a wide variety of conditions from sun to partial shade and mesic to moist soils.  Loblolly pine can be found scattered throughout natural areas at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.  One loblolly pine is home to the Garden’s most famous residents, a pair of bald eagles.

Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)

This species is part of the Southeastern Virginia Phenology Network.

Type Large tree Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)
Size up to 100+’ tall
Male Cones spring
Female Cones dry, oblong cones; late summer-fall
Hardy Zones 6-9
Native Southeastern US

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Click here to see the USA-NPN Species Profile for loblolly pine, which includes detailed descriptions of the phenophases being monitored and a link to the USA-NPN monitoring datasheets.

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