This pine is native to the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. This small tree grows 6-12 m in height and commonly grows as single, scattered individuals on rocky slopes. Pinus pungens is the “Lonesome Pine” in the 1908 novel The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox.
- Dry, sandy or shaly mountains.
- Growth Habit:
- Evergreen tree growing to 10 m tall, horizontal or drooping branches near the ground.
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- Presence in US:
- DC GA IL MD NC NJ PA SC TN VA WV