Pinus ponderosa

Ponderosa pine

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Evergreen tree





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photo by Jenny Lilly, copyright GAP Photos (138018)

Plant details

Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM), the Ponderosa pine makes a useful specimen tree or windbreak. It is conical in shape when young, becoming columnar with age. The dense grey-green needles are borne in groups of three, and contrast attractively with the purple female cones which age to brown. Found growing wild in the Rocky Mountains, US, it enjoys a sunny position in well-drained soil.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Species: ponderosa

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Cones

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 2500cm

Spread: 800cm

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