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Slash Pine, Honduras Pine
Scientific Name: Pinus elliottii Engelm.
Synonym: Pinus densa, Pinus caribaea, Pinus heterophylla
Family: Pinaceae
Slash Pine, Honduras Pine (Pinus  elliottii) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-29,31
USDA: 7-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southeastern USA, Caribbean

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, dense rounded crown, fast growing up to 100 feet tall (30 m); dark green, flexible leaves, 6 to 8 inches long (15-20 cm), 2 or 3 per fascicle, persisting 2 years

Watering Needs: Little to regular water

Propagation: Seeds

Pinus elliottii var. densa (Pinus densa) is the variety found in the south of Florida.

Pinus elliottii, 19502 U.S.D.A. Forest Service Collection, courtesy of the Hunt Institute

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The Slash Pine has symmetric, shiny, light chocolate brown, cones, 3.5 to 6.5 inch long (9-18 cm), maturing in 2 years, on stalks up to 1.2 inches long (3 cm)

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