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Pinus ponderosa

Also called Western Yellow Pine/Bull Pine


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More About Pinus ponderosa

  • Large, crowned tree with a straight trunk
  • Long, green needles normally occur in bunches of three
  • Oval cones grow upright, but turn upside down at maturity

Interesting Notes:

Native to Canada and parts of North America, the Ponderosa pine can be found at low elevations along the very dry valleys of British Columbia's, southern interior. This zone extends south to the United States where it is wider spread than in Canada. Aboriginal people in the southern interior of British Columbia had many uses for Ponderosa pine, they ate the seeds and inner bark of both the Ponderosa and Whitebark pine.

Zone:

3

Height:

25-30 m

Spread:

8-10 m
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Ponderosa Pine Growing and Maintenance Tips

This pine is a low maintenance, uniform specimen. An excellent evergreen for large lawns, parks or woodland areas.


Pinus ponderosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Habit

Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening (privacy)

 Suitable Substitutions for Pinus ponderosa

Pinus strobus

Pinus strobus

Eastern White Pine

Pinus nigra

Pinus nigra

Austrian Pine

Pinus resinosa

Pinus resinosa

Red Pine

Pinus sylvestris

Pinus sylvestris

Scots Pine