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Lodgepole Pine 

 The Lodgepole pine gets its name from its typically straight trunk,
which was used by Native Americans for tipi poles

Pinus contorta var. latifolia Engelm.

Zone 2


Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 20 m (66 ft)

Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

Life span: 50-90 years

Why Plant It?

  • Native to Canada; is Alberta's provincial tree
  • Grows very tall and straight


  • Full sun; will tolerate shade
  • Well-drained, acidic soil
  • Moderate moisture; is drought-tolerant


  • Alkaline or saline soil 
  • Compaction


Mountain Pine Beetle

Sequoia Pitch Moth
White Pine Weevil
Ips borer


Blue Stain Fungus
Western Gall Rust
Needle Cast

Last updated: 2/4/2013 11:11:26 AM