9.0 - 18.0
Needles are usually twisted.
Found from Long Island in southern New York south through the Appalachian Mountains to western Tennessee and Alabama, and grown in Louisiana as a Christmas tree. This tree prefers well-drained loam or clay, but will also grow on very poor, sandy soil, where it remains small and stunted. The typical life span is 65 to 90 years.useful for reforesting and provides nourishment for wildlife. Its other main use is on Christmas tree farms, despite having sharp-tipped needles and yellowish winter color. It also can provide wood pulp and lumber. Like some other southern yellow pines, Virginia Pine lumber case hardens. That is it becomes very hard over time during wood drying. Wood from Virginia pine is not normally considered to resist rot unless treated with preservatives.
Seeds are an important wildlife food and are eaten by wild turkeys, squirrels, and some song birds. Larval host for the Eastern Pine Elfin.
Areas of poor light soil in mountains and old fields.