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Pinus ponderosa


Order: Pinales
   Family: Pinaceae
            Genus: Pinus
                        Specie: Pinus ponderosa

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 130 ft (40 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Fissured pale yellow bark; stiff leaves; brown cones

Uses: Tree for large landscapes Conifer gardens Windbreaks Shade tree Timber tree

Zones: 3-9

Description: A very tall tree from western North America, this species occurs from southwest Canada through to northern Mexico. It reaches 130 ft (40 m) in height, with a solid straight trunk and fissured pale yellow bark. It has a conical open crown and prickly brown

Growth Habit: Conical open crown

Comments: Most common pine in North America

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