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Pinus ponderosa

Description

Yellowish-brown to cinnamon-red bark in plates; does not like shade. This tree is resistant to damage by deer.  It prefers deep moist well-drained soil but will grow in a wide range.

Its habit is narrow pyramidal in youth, irregular crown with age.  It has numerous short branches and drops its lower branches.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#salt tolerant#deer resistant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#salt tolerant#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    ponderosa
    Dimensions:
    Height: 60 ft. 0 in. - 100 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 25 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Description:
    3 to 6 in. cones, single or in clusters of 3 to 5, light reddish-brown
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    5 to 10 in. rigid, curved needles in bundles of 3, dark green to yellowish-green
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer