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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Pinus rigida Mill.
pitch pine
PIRI

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 20
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 80.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color Green   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Yellow-Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 3.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 5.1
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 430
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1200
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 37
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 56
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 20
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 112   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 62080
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product Yes   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product Yes   Pulpwood Product Yes
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 10/21/2020 05:02 PM CDT