Evergreen Trees

6 Best Pine Trees To Grow In Central Ohio

The state of Ohio is home to all sorts of beautiful trees and the state tree, the Ohio Buckeye, is also part of its diverse flora.

Named for the large brown seeds that resemble the eyes of the white-tailed deer, which is also prevalent in the area, this incredible tree is also known for its incredible beauty.

It is estimated that there are more than 100 species of pine trees, including some of those that are commonly found in Ohio.

There are many types of pine trees, but always they are evergreens and conifers, and they usually reach heights of 50 to 150 feet. According to the latest statistics, the tallest of these towers, located in Oregon, reached elevations of more than 260 feet.

The average pine tree can live up to 1,000 years old, although some varieties may live for much longer than that. As a rule, their bark is thick and either scaly or thin and flaky depending on the species.

Because of the elegant appearance of their new spring shoots, some experts call them candles when they grow new spring shoots.

Ponderosa Pine

It has been found, however, that this species of Ponderosa pine will grow on most soils, including very sandy soils and sites with very little topsoil. This kind of species of pine is very drought resistant once it has established itself.

In six years time, a Ponderosa Pine tree can reach a height of six feet. This is a canopy tree that starts as a two year old seedling and grows to a height of six feet.

A very tall and stately tree that is a windbreak that is widely used in landscapes.

As a large, long-needled native pine, the Ponderosa Pine is the most frequently planted of these large species.

The dark green, soft needles, which are 6-10 inches long, are arranged in bundles of three and are smooth in appearance.

In general, the cones are between 3 to 5 inches long .The Ponderosa Pine forest is not only a significant source of timber, but also a habitat for wildlife, a recreational resource, as well as an aesthetic asset.

Ponderosa Pine forests are not just important for their timber value, but they are also important for their wildlife habitat, recreation value, and aesthetic value as well. Known as a large, slow-growing evergreen, this tree lives anywhere between 300 and 600 years.


Swiss Stone Pine


The scene outside her chalet window was covered in snow, and she gazed out into the landscape that lay before her.

The small dark green tree stood out from the stark white background of the chalet.

Someone had wrapped it with Christmas lights when I passed it. It seemed like he was humming a Christmas carol when I passed it. She thought that she should have that tree in her home.

In a small yard or landscape, the Swiss Stone Pine (Pinus cembra) will make an excellent addition to any landscaping.

Unlike many plants, it grows slowly, but when it does, it develops a wonderful pyramid shape that makes an excellent living Christmas tree.

However, don’t let all of the Christmas imagery discourage you from giving it a shot. You will get great results all year around!


Red Pine Tree


In the 1930’s, Red Pine trees were planted all over the northern part of the U.S. as well as the Canadian part of the country.

As is the case today, the tall and super-straight trunks of this tree made it a prized plant when it was first discovered.

The vast majority of telephone poles that you see from New York to Seattle are made from Red Pine, as they have been since the 1930s.

So, if you are looking for a tall, straight, majestic tree that can thrive in the North, Red Pine is the answer to your search.

As a tree that can live up to 300 years, this tree grows strong, is resistant to harsh weather conditions, and is easy to care for.

Known also as the Norway Pine, the Red Pine is a tree that stands strong against wind and snow.

Since it self-prunes, it automatically drops dead branches in the process of growing. In other words, it has a nice clean trunk as it grows older, meaning that there is no need to prune the tree excessively as it gets older.


Mugo Pine


To balance out the landscape design of a yard and to add interest in winter, evergreen plants are essential.

We welcome you to join the fan club of Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo var. mugo), one of the most reliable, beautiful, small evergreens out there.

A low-growing, rounded, and dense variety of pine tree with a subtly rounded shape, the Mugo Pine grows in the mountains of Germany and Poland as its native habitat.

Ensure that your yard is full of interest with this plant’s excellent form, texture and color.

In addition to their long-standing use as a foundation plant, people are now using these popular evergreens as sculptural accent plants throughout their gardens.

You can use this low-growing variety to liven up your landscape throughout the seasons with its vibrant, dark-green colors and to make an impactful statement.


Blue Shag Eastern White Pine


This low-maintenance Blue Shag Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus ‘Blue Shag’) will bring an amazing touch to your landscape.

No matter what your situation is, whether you are trying to revamp a section of your landscape, or are starting from scratch…count on these little cuties to make a big impact visually.

This shrub is organically rounded in form and as a result, the needles are long and soft.

In addition to providing year-round structure and color, it does not take up much space and is thus easier to maintain.

Give it plenty of room to reach the mature height and spread listed on our Planet Highlights, and you’ll never have to worry about pruning it again. Let it embellish your garden bed with its attractive foliage.


Longleaf Pine


There is no doubt that the majestic Longleaf Pine Tree (Pinus palustris) remains a valuable resource for family forest owners throughout the Southeast.

Not only do they provide saw timber and pine straw mulch, but they also provide huge economic returns.

In addition to producing top quality plants for your property, Nature Hills growers take special pride in producing great plants.

There’s no doubt that a well-managed plantation or stand of Longleaf Pines can provide your grandchildren and great-grandchildren with a source of income.

Trees of maturity are characterized by a very straight trunk, with limbs that start about fifty feet off the ground.

Besides being heavy and resistant to rot and termite damage, they are the best choice for power lines and telephone poles.