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Pinus ponderosa

Common Name(s):
Ponderosa pine, Western yellow pine
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Yellowish brown to cinnamon red bark in plates; does not like shade. This tree is resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
60-100 ft.
Flower:
3 to 6 in. cones; single or in clusters of 3 to 5; light reddish brown
Zones:
3-7
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; prefers deep moist well drained soil but will grow in a wide range; drought and salt tolerant
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Narrow pyramidal in youth; irregular crown with age; numerous short branches; drops lower branches
Width:
25-30 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
5 to 10 in. rigid, curved needles in bundles of 3; dark green to yellowish green
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2107

Pinus ponderosa Pinus ponderosa
Pinus ponderosa Pinus ponderosa
Pinus ponderosa Pinus ponderosa