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Pinus ponderosa Laws.Ponderosa Pine

Zone 3

Description

Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 12 m (40 ft)

Spread: 5 m (17 ft)

Life span: 50-90 years

Why Plant It?

  • Native to Canada
  • Bears extremely long (15-20cm) needles that give the tree a beautiful, graceful look.

Likes

  • Full sun
  • Well-drained, acidic soil
  • Moderate moisture; will tolerate drought conditions

Dislikes

  • Alkaline or saline soil
  • Compaction

Insects

Mountain Pine Beetle

Sequoia Pitch Moth
White Pine Weevil
Ips borer

Disease

Blue Stain Fungus
Western Gall Rust
Needle Cast

Last updated: 2/4/2013 11:16:33 AM