Ponderosa Pine

Pinus ponderosa

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Easy to Maintain Easy to Maintain
Native to Pacific Northwest Native to pacific northwest
Valuable to wildlife Valuable to wildlife
Drought Tolerant Drought Tolerant

Large, native pine with striking, fragrant bark, long needles, and medium-large cones.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers warm, dry sites. Develops best in wet, deep, sandy gravel and clay loams.

Yard tree. Good for windbreak or erosion control. Also, good wildlife tree and is used by birds, chipmunks and squirrels. Eugene customers: available as street tree in 10'+ planting strips.

90' at maturity

30' at maturity

A large tree with an irregular crown, eventually developing a flat top or short conical crown. The tree self-prunes well.

Flowers on male trees are yellow-red, cylindrical, and clustered near ends of branches. Flowers on female trees are reddish at branch tips.

Needles up to 8

Nearly black on young trees, developing cinnamon-colored plates and deep furrows as tree matures.

More Information:
Pacific Northwest native. Eugene-Springfield customers: FOT Eugene-Springfield plants valley pine, the variety adapted to western Oregon's climate, which grows well in heavy soils. E OR varieties tend not to thrive in W OR.