- Common Name(s):
- Ponderosa pine, Western yellow pine
Yellowish brown to cinnamon red bark in plates; does not like shade. This tree is resistant to damage by deer.
- 60-100 ft.
- 3 to 6 in. cones; single or in clusters of 3 to 5; light reddish brown
- Sun; prefers deep moist well drained soil but will grow in a wide range; drought and salt tolerant
- Narrow pyramidal in youth; irregular crown with age; numerous short branches; drops lower branches
- 25-30 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 5 to 10 in. rigid, curved needles in bundles of 3; dark green to yellowish green
NCCES plant id: 2107