Table-Mountain Pine

Pinus pungens

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.
Habitat:
Dry, sandy or shaly mountains.
Growth Habit:
Evergreen tree growing to 10 m tall, horizontal or drooping branches near the ground.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
DC GA IL MD NC NJ PA SC TN VA WV