Western Yellow Pine Seed

Pinus ponderosa

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Western Yellow Pine is a large striking conifer with a scaly cinnamon bark and drooping branches. Planted as an ornamental tree in large gardens as well as for timber production in its native western North America. Needles grow in threes and even when old the crown is narrowly conical. The bark  is said to smell of turpentine, but not as strongly as Pinus jeffreyii.

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Description

Pinus ponderosa

Common name: Western Yellow Pine.

Native: Western North America from British Colombia to Mexico.

Provenance: British Colombia.

Size and spread (10 years):reputedly 32-60cm a year

Treatment required: Requires pre chill.

Seeds/kg: 18,000     91%viable

Ideal sowing period: Spring

Soil conditions: Prefers deep well drained soils, dislikes poor drainage but will tolerate alkaline conditions

Planting instructions: Full sun. Can be used as a shelter belt/windbreak. Coastal conditions are fine. Hardy and drought resistant

Mature height: 50m

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Pinus

Size

Mini Seed Pack (25 seeds approx.), 5 gm Seed Pack (90 seeds approx.)

Family

Pinaceae

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

evergreen