Virginia pine, also called scrub pine, has high wildlife value. It’s outstretched limbs spring irregularly from the reddish-brown trunk. Cones are sharp to the touch due to prickly-like appendages. Needles are 1 to 3 inches long in bundles of two. It is hardier than most pines and suitable for planting in poor dry sites.
No serious insect or disease problems.
‘Wate’s Golden’ – only commonly available cultivar, yellow-foliaged. The yellow is brilliant in winter, muting to green in summer
Virginia Pine – Missouri Botanical Garden
Virginia Pine – University of Connecticut Plant Database
Virginia Pine – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Recommended for Wildlife by
Gardening for the Birds by George Adams
The Audubon Backyard Bird Watcher by Burton & Kress
Songbirds – FS613
Landscaping to Attract Birds – Baltimore Bird Club
For the Birds, Butterflies & Hummingbirds: Creating Inviting Habitats – Virginia Extension Master Gardeners
Bringing Nature Home by Tallamy
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