SLASH PINE

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SLASH PINE suitable for counties:
LOUISIANA: Beauregard, Bienville, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Concordia, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Carroll, West Feliciana, Winn
GEORGIA: Camden, Charlton, Crisp, Glynn, Jefferson, Lanier, Liberty, McIntosh, Tattnall, Tift, Ware
FLORIDA: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington
ALABAMA: Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Chilton, Coffee, Conecuh, Escambia, Franklin, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Mobile, Monroe, Perry, Tuscaloosa
TEXAS: Austin, Fort Bend, Grimes, Newton, Walker
SOUTH CAROLINA: Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Georgetown, Jasper
NORTH CAROLINA: All counties
MISSISSIPPI: Adams, Amite, Choctaw, Forrest, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Smith, Stone, Washington

Slash pine belongs to family of pinaceae plants, its species name is elliottii. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Slash pine has dark green foliage and bears red colored flowers. Slash pine booms in winter.The plant grows in erect form with single stem. Slash pine is a fast growing plant, a mature Slash pine can grow up to 100 feet. This plant has very low tolerance to draught conditons. Other varieties of this plant are Florida slash pineFlorida slash pine, and Honduras pine

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Red
Foliage Color : Dark Green Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height, Mature (feet) : 100
Drought Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 250
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -18 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Winter
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Reproduction

Bloom Period : Winter Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 14480
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : High
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : Low
Lumber Product : Yes Naval Store Product : Yes
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : Yes Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : Yes Veneer Product : Yes

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : Yes Flower Color : Red
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Moderate Foliage Porosity Winter : Moderate
Foliage Texture : Fine Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : Yes Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 60
Height, Mature (feet) : 100 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : Yes Lifespan : Long
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : No Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : Low
CaCO3 Tolerance : Low Cold Stratification Required : Yes
Drought Tolerance : Low Fertility Requirement : Low
Fire Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 250
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 4.0 pH (Maximum) : 6.4
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 430 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 1200
Precipitation (Minimum) : 80 Precipitation (Maximum) : 80
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 40 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -18

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P. Freeman Heim. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL, Ocala National Forest. 1971.
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John F. Kraus. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL. 1958.
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John F. Kraus. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL. 1958.
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USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team, Fort Worth, TX.

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