Pinus pungens Lamb.

Fully-hardy evergreen tree, often of bushy habit, with pointed, twisted leaves, to 7.5cm long, crowded on the branchlets, and ovoid to conical cones, to 9cm long, which can remain intact on the tree for some years.  To about 20m in good conditions but often smaller in gardens.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Europe in 1804.  [RHSD].  ‘In woods, sometimes forming forests, western New Jersey and central Pennsylvania to North Carolina and Tennessee.  Ascends to 4000 ft. in North Carolina.  Wood soft, weak, brittle, light brown.’  [Britton v.1, p.53/1896-98].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1857 catalogue only [C.71/1857]. 


Published Jul 22, 2009 - 05:28 PM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 03:27 PM

More details about Pinus pungens Lamb.
Family Pinaceae
Region of origin

Eastern North America

Common Name

Hickory pine, Table Mountain pine

Name in the Camden Park Record

Pinus pungens

Confidence level high