Campus Tree Walk | Spruce Pine

Spruce Pine | Pinus glabra

Pronunciation: PIE-nus GLAY-bruh
Scientific Name: Pinus glabra
Common Names: Spruce pine
Family: Pinaceae
Origin: native to North America
Height: 30 to 60 feet  |  Spread: 25 to 40 feet

Description: The spruce pine, really a pine tree, not a spruce, is native to the Southeastern United States. Regarded as an excellent ornamental for its full canopy and graceful, twisting form, its lower branches also provide a source of shade. The numerous branches make the spruce pine great for windbreaks as well.