The Pines

The Pines


Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscaping The Pines

The genus is Pinus, where 36 of the 90 to 100 species, are found in the United States. There are species that have been introduced, along with several varieties among these species.

Pines typically are not as popular as the firs or Douglas-fir as Christmas trees, but several species are used. Most pines don't hold their needles as long as the firs, and they often turn brown quickly. Noteable exceptions to this, are the Scots Pine and the Austrian Pine, both hold their needles and color for several weeks.

Pines range in color from medium green to a bluish-green, and often are very fragrant. Pines likewise have a widespread use in landscaping. The growth of pines can be fairly quick, from 2 to 3 feet or more a year is common. The pines vary from being very cold tolerant, down to Zone 2, and and those that can't handle frost. Some pines are good for moist soils, and others can grow well in hot dry regions.

In the landscape planting, pines can be used as privacy screens and windbreaks, but as they get large, the lower branches typically fall off over time, exposing the trunks. So you would want to plant shrubs or other conifers along with the pines if screens or windbreaks are desired. Pines are great for borders and as specimens. Typically, the pines like full sun and modest amount of water. For dry places, Ponderosa and Lodgepole Pines are ideal.

    We grow three species that are good Christmas tree types:
Austrian Pine
Eastern White Pine
Scotch Pine
Non-Christmas tree pines...
Ponderosa Pine
Virginia Pine
Loblolly Pine
Japanese Black Pine
Longleaf Pine
Mugo Pine
Lodgepole Pine
Mondell Pine


Need large quantities? 100's or even 1,000's? Want other species? Do ask us for a quote. The best time to book for reforestation projects is from fall to early winter. We will quote you prices...

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscaping Scotch Pine - Hardy, up to 50 feet tall, Zones 2 to 8, prefers full sun, specimen, Christmas tree, or plant in lines. Hardy of wet and poor growing conditions.

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscaping Ponderosa Pine - Very hardy, up to 100+ feet tall, Zones 4 to 9, prefers full sun, good for dry areas, specimen, or plant in lines. Very drought and heat tolerant.

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscaping Lodgepole Pine - Very hardy, up to 80 feet tall, Zones 2 to 8, prefers full sun, good for dry areas, specimen tree, or plant in lines. Very tolerant of wet and frosty areas, as well as drought and heat tolerance.

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscaping Eastern White Pine - Hardy, up to 100+ feet tall, Zones 4 to 8, prefers full sun, bluish color to the needles, good for specimen tree, or plant in lines. Likes a moderate amount of water.

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscaping Aleppo Pine - Very hardy, up to 40+ feet tall, Zones 7 to 10, prefers full sun, good for dry areas, specimen, or plant in lines. Very drought and heat tolerant, with very fast growth of 4 to 6 feet a year. (Note - No crop for 2004).

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscaping Monterey Pine - Very hardy, up to 40 feet tall, Zones 7 to 10, prefers full sun, good for dry areas, specimen tree with a rounded top, drought and heat tolerance. (Very Limited crop for 2004).


Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscaping Mondell Pine - Very hardy, up to 40+ feet tall, Zones 7 to 10, prefers full sun, good for dry areas, specimen, or plant in lines. Very drought and heat tolerant, with very fast growth of 4 to 6 feet a year.

Christmas and conifer trees for home and garden landscaping Japanese Black Pine - Very hardy, up to 30 feet tall, Zones 7 to 10, prefers full sun, good for dry areas, specimen tree with twisted branches. Popular Bonsai tree. Very tolerant of drought and heat.


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