The Most Widely Planted Pine in AmericaIn the 1930’s the Red Pine was planted all across the northern part of the U.S. and into Canada. It was prized then, like it is now, for its tall (up to 110 feet!) and super-straight trunks. Every telephone pole you see from New York to Seattle is made from Red Pine, just like they have been since the 30’s.So, if you’re looking for a tall, straight, majestic tree that thrives in the North, Red Pine is the answer. Living for up to 300 years, this tree grows strong, survives harsh weather and is easy to care for.Also called the Norway Pine, the Red Pine stands up to wind and snow like a champ. It self-prunes, so it drops dead branches as it grows. This means that it has a nice clean trunk as it grows older without excessive pruning needed on your part.These are perfect trees for windbreaks on large properties or for a year-round green in hard winter places. All they need is a sunny spot and well-drained soil and they are good to go.Nature Hills only sells strong, healthy, field-grown saplings so you won’t be disappointed. Order your red Pines today and enjoy them for many years to come. * Strong, straight trunks * Native evergreen * Easy care and hardy to zone 3.
Historic Tree with Exceptional Attributes Longleaf Pine, Pinus palustris, is an evergreen conifer. Plant one in your back or side yard for an exceptional landscape tree, and enjoy watching this heritage-rich tree thrive. Your Longleaf Pine is truly an amazing pine variety. Seedlings appear as if only tufts of grass for quite some time while the tree develops an extensive root system. When the time is right, Longleaf makes its move—shooting up as much as five feet in the first year of its upward growth. Its cones and needles are larger than other pines, with needles 12-18 inches long (thus its name “Longleaf”), and cones 7-10 inches. Needles appear in bundles of three in adorable tufts at the tips of the branches. The straight trunk is covered in a scaly bark that is brown with warm, orange overtones. New growth buds appear in silver/white-hued tones and are particularly attractive in the winter landscape—another decorative asset. Under optimal conditions, Longleaf Pine can grow up to 100 feet tall with a 3-foot diameter trunk. It’s a low-maintenance tree overall and even self-pruning, with branches growing straight and true. Longleaf Pine has a slow growth rate overall, but can live more than 300 years! Immune to decay and termites, it was extensively used in construction, its pitch used for tar and the gum extracted for turpentine. Longleaf Pine is a friend to nature as well–most notably, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker uses this tree for nesting cavities. Long beloved for its stately beauty and variety of uses, Longleaf Pines once dominated southern regions. The majesty of these trees was unparalleled. However, overexploitation has diminished the number of the Longleaf but spurred restoration initiatives to encourage an increase in their numbers. By planting a Longleaf Pine this year, you will be a part of the solution! * Tall and stately * Adaptive to a variety of habitats * Wildlife interest * Long-lived * Variety of uses * Self-pruning * Fire resistant.
Dwarf EvergreenThe Mugo Pine is a dwarf evergreen tree. Plant a few as an evergreen boarder along your home, or just one as a specimen plant in a side yard to offset seasonal plantings.Your Mugo Pine is a popular evergreen and increasingly used for more than just household foundation plantings. It’s often underestimated because it doesn’t have showy flowers or fall color. However, it does have a highly-adaptable nature, and is hardy and carefree while maintaining excellent color and form all year.In its mountain native habitat, the Mugo Pine can grow up to 20 feet tall. However, your Mugo Pine is a low growing variety, reaching 3 – 5 feet in height but spreading twice as wide. It has a dense growth habit and rounded nature. The 2-inch needles are dark green, providing a vibrant appearance year-round. In the mountains it often grows in rocky, shallow soil so you don’t have to worry about having particularly rich soil for your little evergreen to flourish. It’s very hardy and won’t give you any trouble or require special care.Your Mugo Pine adapts well to shearing, so you can feel comfortable pruning it into a tight, compact mound if you prefer or just keep it within particular confines. All in all, the Mugo Pine is an outstanding choice for a small shrub that will be a stable, standard feature in your yard year-round without any special care from you.*Evergreen*Hardy*Deer Resistant .
Thick Screen or WindbreakThe Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra, is a densely branched tree producing long dark needles. This evergreen conifer tree thrives in urban locations as well as in windbreaks in more rural settings.It does well in a variety of soils and is very hardy. The spreading branches of a young tree form a pyramidal outline, but at maturity, it sometimes achieves a picturesque flat topped head.This fast growing pine tree makes an attractive Christmas tree when sheared. It will tolerate limestone or acidic soils, dry rocky locations and windy conditions.Austrian pines are good for thick screens or windbreaks. For screen, space 6 feet apart. When placed in a good site it should reach 5 ft. in height in 6-7 years starting with a 2 year old seedling.Great tree for screening because it is dense!* Salt tolerant* Tolerant of urban conditions* 4 to 6 inch long needles.