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Spruce Pine (Pinus glabra Walter.)
  Common name: Walter Pine, Cedar
  Height: 80-100 ft
  Diameter: 2-2.5 ft
  Showy flower: no
  Fall colors: no-evergreen
  Drought tolerant: low
  Annual rainfall: 35-66
  Soil Needs: pH 3.8-5.6
  Frost Free Days: 240
  Minimum Temperature (F): -2
  Growth Rate: rapid
  Shade: Tolerant
  State List: AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC
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Pinus glabra cones are close to the branches and nestled within dark green needles
An uncommon tree, it is usually found singly in mixed forests.  This native evergreen conifer gets its name because of the way it produces smaller branches between the major branch whorls, similar to a spruce.  A medium sized tree, Spruce pines usually grown 80 to o100 feet tall and reach 2 to 2.3 feet in diameter.  The trunk is straight with horizontal, somwhat drooping  ...more
Pinus glabra is native to scattered counties in the Florida panhandle
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Pine Trees of Florida
The state distribution maps in the species info boxes below are from the USDA NRCS PLANTS Database at plants.usda.gov.  In instances where state specific maps are unavailable, the US distribution map will be used in its place.  Also, the PLANTS Database website states "Our county data are based primarily on the literature,
herbarium specimens, and confirmed observations. However, not all populations have been documented, so some gaps in the distribution shown above may not be real. Remember that only native and naturalized populations are mapped!"

Pine trees are one of the most varied and widely spread genus of native tree species in North America.  From the cold mountains of Alaska to Nova Scotia in the east, from high wind-swept Rocky Mountain cliffs to the fertile Appalachian forests, on seaside borders, swamps, dry foothills, lowlands and everywhere in between, pine trees can be found.  Adapted to so many environments, pine trees are hardy survivors in their native habitat.  The pine trees of North America were used by Native Americans for treatments of respiratory ailments, in canoe building and even as food.  Today native pines are one of the most valuable commercial timber sources and continue to be used for construction, furniture, pulpwood, land management and more.
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