LONG LASTING STATUESQUE BEAUTY
- Beautiful, long and soft needles that are almost fluffy
- Year-round interest with its shiny, deep green needles and glossy brown cones
- Hardy, native conifer that works wonderfully as a shade tree
- An attractive pyramidal somewhat oval shape
- Tolerant to wet soils, very low maintenance and a relatively fast growth rate
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 7-11
- Mature Height: 75-100' tall
- Mature Width: 30-50' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 30' apart
Why plant Slash Pine?
Large and in charge! That's right - we're talking about the Slash Pine. Also known as the Swamp Pine, Yellow Slash Pine, as well as the Southern Florida Pine. This majestic tree is capable of reaching upwards of 100' in height with a trunk anywhere from 3-4 feet in diameter. The Slash Pine generously produces long needles arranged in a "broom" like shape. Appealing blue-green in color, the foliage of the Slash Pine lasts year round but does still drop needles periodically throughout the year. A unique quality of this tree is the ability to lose or almost self prune its lower limbs as it grows taller.
The Slash Pine has always had a wide variety of uses and was one of the most important species in Southern Florida back in the day. The timber of the Slash Pine was widely used by pioneers, developers, and industrialist all the same. The reason this tree was so popular is because of its resilience to both rot and termites, as well as being known for the hardest lumber in the world. The Slash Pine had been used in heavy construction for ages building bridges, railroad ties, support beams, as well as making plywood and veneers. With such high demand, unfortunately the Slash Pine had been over-harvested - almost to complete extinction. Nowadays, the Pine Rocklands is home to this endangered species.
How to use Slash Pine in the landscape?
When we are speaking of the Slash Pine, we can not overlook the sheer size of this tree. Although not recommended for smaller plots, we find that the Slash Pine enjoys more naturalized habitats such as parks or other open areas. If the space is available the Slash Pine would make a wonderful specimen.
Hardiness Zone: 7-11
How To Plant Slash Pine
Slash pines absolutely loves those sun rays! Plant your Pine somewhere in full sun, unlike other pines, the Slash Pine can tolerate soil that is more moist.
How To Water
Water accordingly when first planted; we would suggest once or twice a week until fully established. To make life easier, try using out Elements Watering System.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
The Slash Pine is a hungry fellow who actually enjoys a routine fertilization over time when first planted. We recommend in Spring, Summer and Fall.
How To Prune
At a young age, the only pruning needed would be for any branches that may have died off over time. This species tends to drop its lower limbs as it grows taller. Depending on where the tree has been planted, you may want to take the time the lower branches yourself as to not damage any property that may lie underneath.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
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Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
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At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).