Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine
|The many forms and types of pines can be found in northern temperate zones and on mountains in the tropics. Some grow rapidly, others slowly. Some have silvery foliage, others are dark green. They range from dwarfs to 100-foot-tall trees. The size and form of their cones vary. All pines have long needlelike leaves grouped in clusters of 2 to 5. They are fairly drought-tolerant, with a few exceptions. Extended drought or pollution can weaken pines, making them susceptible to pests and diseases. They grow well in full sun and poor, but well-drained soils. Shape tree in spring. Too much water produces yellow needles.
The young, upright, narrow and pyramidal tree matures into an irregular cylinder shape with a narrow crown. Its stout lower branches often droop. Purplish brown cones dot the grayish green foliage.
Attributes - Pinus ponderosa
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 50 ft. to 150 ft.
Width: 40 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Poisonous. Susceptible to Scales.
Pinus attenuata, Pinus balfouriana, Pinus bungeana, Pinus canariensis, Pinus cembra, Pinus contorta, Pinus contorta murrayana, Pinus coulteri, Pinus densiflora, Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera', Pinus elliotii, Pinus flexilis, Pinus halepensis, Pinus heldreichii leucodermis, Pinus lambertiana, Pinus mugo, Pinus mugo mugo, Pinus nigra, Pinus palustris, Pinus parviflora, Pinus parviflora 'Glauca', Pinus patula, Pinus radiata, Pinus strobus, Pinus strobus 'Nana', Pinus strobus 'Pendula', Pinus strobus 'Seacrest', Pinus sylvestris, Pinus sylvestris 'Watereri', Pinus taeda, Pinus thunbergiana, Pinus virginiana, Pinus wallichiana