- THIS PLANT CAN NOT BE SHIPPED TO:
- HI, MT
- Latin Name- Pinus Hardy Planting Zone-3-7 Mature Height- 60-100 Width- 15-20 Sun or Shade- Little or Plenty of Sunshine
YELLOW Ponderosa Pine - PINUS PONDEROSA
Yellow Pine can grow as high one hundred feet high when fully grown, with some specimens growing over one hundred and twenty-five feet.
This tree is known for its extremely heavy, strong wood. This native tree is known to grow best in full sunlight and moderate moisture levels. This tree is deer tolerant and is also very low maintenance. This tree is often used as a timber tree because of its strong, heavy wood. The bark is rather black which gives this beautiful evergreen the nick-name blackjack. The foliage is coniferous evergreen with small green needles. This plant is also said to smell strong of turpentine. The Ponderosa pine was used extensively by Native American people. These pines needles were used in teas and healing ceremonies, as well as the roots and bark are used in various food and house uses. This tree is popular for its grown timber trees grow in large amounts in Oregon of building lumber. The wood itself is beautiful and prized for building. This tree is known to live anywhere from three hundred to well over six hundred years. This large tree prefers soils that maintain a pH level of six through seven. The seeds that this plant creates is eaten by birds and wildlife such as chipmunks and squirrels. This plant will grow to forty feet at age twenty. Ponderosa Pine seedlings quickly grow into beautiful, rugged pine trees. Called by many names, these trees grow wild in the mountainous areas of southern British Columbia and through the western portion of the United States in ranges 3 through 7. They are commonly found together in forests. Climate Zone: 3 to 7 Mature Height: 60 to 100 Feet Mature Width: 25-30 Feet Sunlight: Prefers Full Sunlight Soil Conditions: Deep, Well Drained, Slightly Moist soils
Ponderosa Pine Ships as bare root