Loblolly Pine

Pinus taeda

Native to the southeastern United States, this is the largest of the southern pines. The trees can grow up to 50 m in height and produce 12-22 cm long needles in fascicles, or bundles, of three. The word loblolly means “low, wet place” or “mud puddle” and refers to habitats where the trees commonly grow.
Habitat:
Moist lowlands and swamp borders to dry uplands.
Growth Habit:
Evergreen tree growing up to 30 m tall, self-pruning lower branches.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL AR DC DE FL GA IL KY LA MO MS NC NJ OK SC TN TX VA