Also called Western Yellow Pine/Bull Pine
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
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.
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
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)