Western Yellow Pine Tree

Western Yellow Pine Tree

Western Yellow Pine Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Pinus ponderosa
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 7
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   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
Height:   60 to 100'
Weight:   25 to 30'
Leaf:   5 to 10" rigid, curved needles in bundles of 3; dark green to yellowish green
Flower/Fruit:   3 to 6" cones; single or in clusters of 3 to 5; light reddish brown
Comments:    Yellowish brown to cinnamon red bark in plates; does not like shade
Habit:   Evergreen
Cultivars:   --