View Larger

Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Botanical Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    Virginia pines add a distinctive profile to the landscape, particularly in winter, when they are a bright spot among all the grays and browns. This medium sized pine tree provides habitat for birds, and 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

    Trees

    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter

    Specifications

    Max Height: 30'
    Max Spread: 20'

    Uses

  • Shade Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Deer

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern United States


    History

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


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

    Shop Now
    Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
    Estate Hours

    Open today from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    iconDirections & Parking
    buy tickets online & save