Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana 'Wate's Golden')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 40ft
Plant Spread: 30ft
Leaves: Good fall color
Evergreen
Needled
Other: Gold in Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Guardian plant
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Grafting
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

You can see how badly the wind has blown this poor tree.  It fell

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Comments:
Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jan 23, 2012 9:26 AM

I live in zone 5-4 and I bought this tree in 2008 as a tiny 3' sprout. It's supposed to be a very slow grower, between 6-8" a year. That being said, my tree is over 12', so it's quintupled in size. I've had 2 different professional arborists look at this tree to find out why it's growing so fast, they just said that it's a happy tree. I water it infrequently, hardly ever feed it, it's in clay soil and the only time I ever really look at it is in the winter when it turns bright yellow. They're not too common of a tree, but the brilliant yellow is gorgeous in the winter. It has to get cold (20-0 degs) and stay there for a length of time for it to turn the brilliant yellow.

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