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Planted at Mount Vernon


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    Virginia pines add a distinctive profile to the landscape, particularly in winter, when they are a bright spot among all the gray and brown. This medium sized pine tree provides habitat for birds. They were used for pine tar, as well as lumber.

    Latin Name

    Pinus virginiana


    Family

    Pinaceae


    Also Known As

    Jersey Pine Scrub Pine


    Type of Plant

    Tree

    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter

    Specifications

    Max Height: 30'
    Max Spread: 20'

    Uses

  • Shade Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern United States


    History

    Washington notes in his diary on March 22nd of 1785 that he has, "Planted the intermediate holes round the Walk in the Wilderness on the right and filled the spaces between with young Pines."


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