This tree is a fast growing pine for southern
gardens. It makes an excellent canopy that provides a light
shade for understory plantings.
Prone to rust
The pine tree is a source of food. The winged
nuts inside the "scales" of the pine cone can be eaten
either roasted or raw. In addition, the pine needles can be
made into tea. Pour boiling water over pine needles, steep
and enjoy pine needle tea!