ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)

single large pine tree with two trunks and many branches, blue sky in background

ponderosa pine

 

Common name: ponderosa pine
Botanical name: Pinus ponderosa

Light: full sun
Height: to 130 feet
Water: low, drought tolerant once established
Soil type: well-drained dry soils, especially clay

Evergreen coniferous tree (Montana State Tree) with 3-4 inch prickly cones; fast growing; older trees have ‘red’ bark

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