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Ponderosa Pine

Botanical Name
Pinus ponderosa
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
6
Height
60 to 100 feet in cultivation, 150 to 230 feet in the wild
Width
25 to 30 feet in cultivation
Flowers
Monoecious
Fruit
Cone: oval, 3 to 4 inches, sharp prickles on scales
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, acidic
Planting & Care
  • Tolerant of alkaline soils
  • Drought and salt tolerant
  • Intolerant of shade
  • Transplant balled and burlap
Problems
Cankers, needle blights, scale, webworm, spittlebug, shoot borer, bark beetle

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