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Pinus ponderosa /Western Yellow Pine

Pinus ponderosa   / Pinus ponderosa
Foliage to ground level on young tree
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Foliage to ground level on young tree

Loose growth on established tree

Well established tree in landscape

Ligher green needles current spring's growth


Foliage and young cones

Close view of foiige and cones

Close-up of needles and cones

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Scientific Name: Pinus ponderosa
Common Name: Western Yellow Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
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Comments: Drought and salt tolerant. Narrow pyramidal in youth and develops an irregular, flat topped crown with age. Has rigid, 5 to 10", curved, green to yellowish-green needles in bundles. Bark of young trees is very dark, almost black. Cinnamon-red is the bark color as it ages. Used for windbreaks, timber and for wildlife habitat. Used in public and private gardens as landscape specimen. A food source and shelter for wildlife.