Dwarf Loblolly Pine
Pinus taeda NCSU Dwarf Group
Our very special collection of dwarf loblolly pines originated from seeds discovered in a witch's broom(abnormal mass of shoots) by a forestry researcher in the 1960s. Few others exist in the world, since propagation from the mature plants is difficult.
These mature specimens are very slow growing, reaching less than half the height of common loblolly pines. In youth, they had an elegant, cloud-like form, slowly becoming small, evergreen trees with dense rounded crowns. These are excellent landscape plants, very tolerant of hot, humid summers, and heavy clay soils.
A JC Raulston Arboretum Introduction
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