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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 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



Also Known As

Jersey Pine Scrub Pine

Type of Plant

Trees Trees


Fall Fall
Spring Spring
Summer Summer
Winter Winter


Max height Max Height: 30'
Max spread Max Spread: 20'


  • Shade Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


  • Deer

  • Colors

    Native Range

    Eastern United States


    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 Grown by Washington

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Botanical Garden

  • Botanical Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b

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