Pitch Pine

Pinus rigida

An undervalued and overlooked landscape specimen, pitch pines are an architecturally striking, small to medium-sized evergreen tree, often having a crooked trunk, asymmetrical branches and striking orange-plated bark. It grows in poor soils and can withstand significant drought.

Size and Light Requirements

A relative slow grower especially as it ages. Under most conditions pitch pines will reach 30 feet in height in about 40 years. This tree needs full sun.

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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

richardefreeman, jakec, Robert H. Mohlenbrock, Crusier