Pitch pine (Pinus rigida)


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Type

conifer tree icon

Conifer

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Pinus rigida

Common English name: Pitch pine

Other names:

French name: Pin rigide

Habitat

Exists on dry sand-plains, rocky ridges, and swamps.

Other notes

Restricted to sites along the St. Lawrence River.

Hardiness zone(s)

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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