Helpful Gardening Tips
We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Ponderosa Pine Tree
Hardy Planting Zone- Zones 3-9
Bloom Season - None
Bloom Color - None
Height at Maturity - 100', but up to 230' in the wild
Soil Type Preferred- Any soil that is not too wet and has good drainage
Sun or Shade - Full sun
The Ponderosa pine tree is a large tree that is also known as the bull pine or the yellow pine.
It is native to mountainous regions in North America, but can thrive in many different types of environments and is very widespread. Lewis and Clarke crafted their canoe that they used in their journey through North America from a Ponderosa pine trunk.
This tall tree can reach 100' when cultivated, but wild Ponderosa pines can sometimes reach double that height. The needles of this evergreen grow up to 7 inches long. They are packed in groups at the end of its branches. The pine cones of this tree are between 3" and 6" long. At the end of each pine, cone scale is a sharp point. The bark of these trees is red-brown and covered with thick plates. Young trees have darker bark than older trees. Ponderosa pine bark gives off a sweet scent.
These majestic pines have a deep root system, which allows them to anchor into whatever soil they're planted in
. This makes these trees resistant to strong winds - they are good trees to plant for windbreaks. The trunk is also thick and resistant to damage from flames. Young Ponderosa pine trees can not tolerate drought. As the trees mature, they become hardy and can withstand long periods without water.
Mammals and birds enjoy eating the seeds of Ponderosa pine trees. Turkeys, nuthatches, and grouse feed on the seeds, as well as small mammals like chipmunks and squirrels. These trees provide excellent nesting areas for wild birds.