Pondersa Pine (W.V.)
Bare Root - Pinus ponderosa
A magnificent, three-needle yellow pine, the Ponderosa Pine grows rapidly, reaching 200’ with widths of 30.’ The yellowish-green to deep green needles are 6 – 10.” Large, brown bristly cones grow to 4,” often in pairs, and persist on the tree for a long time. Ponderosa Pine likes plenty of room and deep, light, porous soil as it develops a long taproot. These trees are highly drought-resistant and can grow in full sun, where they exude a glorious vanilla scent! They are excellent specimens for coastal planting, being very tolerant of salt spray. Live a long time.
Drought-tolerant, sun to part-shade/sun, Food source for native butterfly caterpillars and native wildlife; food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds; Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants by ODFW Naturescaping (2001) reference.