Other Names: Southern Slash Pine
|40-50 ft., max - 80 ft.|
|Tolerant to most well-drained types of soil**|
Use: Large ornamental, Increasing threatened native habitat
Bonus: Plant a piece of Miami-Dade County's natural history! Dade County Slash Pine, the primary canopy tree of Pine Rocklands, used to cover over 185,000 acres of Miami-Dade County. Today, less than 2% of Pine Rocklands exist, a loss of over 180,000 acres!
**Slash Pine, especially juvenile Slash Pine, is extremely sensitive to construction disturbance, foot traffic around the base, and artificial irrigation. Be aware of these concerns when planting.
|50-80 ft., max - 200 ft. (rarely seen in Florida)|
Use in landscape: Large ornamental
Why not Norfolk Island Pine?
Unlike Dade County Slash Pine, Norfolk Pines do not provide any food for wildlife, require moderate amounts of water and, with a shallow root system, are the first to fall over in hurricanes. In addition, they look out of place in the semi-tropical Florida landscape. Leave the Norfolk Pine on Norfolk Island!