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Ponderosa Pine

Botanical Name: Pinus Ponderosa
Hardiness Zones: 3-7
Mature Height: 60-100'
Growth Rate: Medium
Seed Source: Colorado

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  • 50mm Jiffy Plug
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50mm Jiffy Plug

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PPOAG501Y011 Y1 - 3"

2.361.931.701.391.281.23
PPOAG501Y031 Y3 – 6″

2.652.171.901.551.431.38
PPOAG501Y061 Y6 – 9″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
PPOAG502Y012 Y1 - 3"

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
PPOAG502Y032 Y3 – 6″

2.842.312.031.651.521.47
PPOAG502Y062 Y6 – 9″

2.982.432.131.731.591.54
PPOAG502Y092 Y9 – 12″

3.262.652.331.891.741.67
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Plug+1 Husky Bare Root

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
PPOHX032 Y3 – 6″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
PPOHX062 Y6 – 9″

3.092.522.211.801.651.59
PPOHX092 Y9 – 12″

3.652.972.602.111.941.87
No Items Available

Notes
The Ponderosa Pine is liked by many as its bark has a sweet smell of vanilla or butterscotch. Along with that, it is know to live us to 500+ years. It displays green/yellow-green needles that are about 5-7" long with red-brown cones 3-6" long.

Uses
Ponderosa Pine is commonly used for lumber.

Wildlife Value
The seeds that this pine produces feeds many birds and small animals.

History & Lore
The Ponderosa Pine was named by David Douglas, a scottish botanist. Native Americans were known to use the pines' seeds in bread or to eat them raw.

Hardiness Zones
3-7

Tree Type
Conifer

Tree Subtype
Pine

Mature Height
60-100'

Mature Spread
30'

Growth Rate
Medium

Seed Source
Colorado

Sun Preference
Full sun

Soil PH Range
5.0-9.0

Soil Preference
Deep, moist, well drained, loamy sand, clay loam, rocky, dry, alkaline, salt soil

Tolerant
Deer, drought

Intolerant
Hot summer

Diseases
Needle blight, elytroderma needle disease

Pests
Bark beetle

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Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Least Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Least Care