Trees and Shrubs forum: Virginia Pine -- any info?

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fiwit
Feb 25, 2012 7:39 AM CST
I was given a VA Pine seedling at a home show recently . The folks who gave it to me promised me it looks like a Christmas tree. I just spent some time on Google, and the christmas tree site says VA Pine is commonly used as a Christmas tree. BUT every other link I've followed tells me it winds up looking like these tall, telephone pole pine trees that are so prevalent down here in Georgia.

I don't know who to believe. If it's going to spend its entire life looking like a Christmas tree, I want it in my front yard. If it's going to wind up looking like the pines that I need to have taken out of my yard, I want it in a totally different spot.

Can anyone advise?

Thanks!
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 10, 2012 5:35 PM CST
I meant to show you this before and forgot to look for it. This tree has good color but does not seem to have good form.

Susan

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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Mar 10, 2012 8:15 PM CST
the l ink you posted goes to a red-twigged dogwood. Are you telling me it's a virginia pine behind it? Confused
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 11, 2012 4:18 AM CST
Yes, to the right.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
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fiwit
Mar 11, 2012 6:07 AM CST
Thanks! I'll move it to a different spot.

Appreciate it!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Mar 11, 2012 3:02 PM CST
YOUR Welcome!
Susan

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