- Latin Name- Pinus Hardy Planting Zone-3-7 Mature Height- 60-100 Width- 15-20 Sun or Shade- Little or Plenty of Sunshine
- THIS PLANT CAN NOT SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING STATES:
- HI, MT
Ponderosa Pine Seedlings - Pinus Ponderosa
The Ponderosa Pine Seedlings is a coniferous evergreen that is native to the Western United States and Canada. It will grow in a variety of soil conditions including rocky, loamy clay and sand, and alkaline and salt soils in zones 3-7. It needs full sun.
Ponderosa Pine Seedlings typically grows to be 60’-100’ tall with a spread of 25’-30’. The tallest known Ponderosa Pine Seedlings was found in River Rouge National Park and measured 268.35’ tall!
It has a medium growth rate and will grow 13”-24” in a year. It is an ornamental tree that is grown in parks and large gardens. The needles of the Ponderosa Pine Seedlings are bright green and flexible and can be from 3.6” to 7.8” long. The branches are upright and grow out at narrow angles from the trunk. The bark of a young tree is blackish-brown. As it matures, it will turn yellow to orangish-red with thick plates that have black crevasses. The Ponderosa Pine Seedlings gives off a scent described as turpentine and is the only food for the caterpillars of the gelechiid moth. In 1953 a group of Ponderosa Pine Seedlings was exposed to a nuclear blast to see what would happen. Upon inspection, they were found to be partially burnt and blown over, but otherwise unharmed.
Before one plants Ponderosa pine seedlings, the site needs to be cleared of competing plants and the soil well-drained. Planting time for Ponderosa Pine seedlings is in late March or in early April. The seeds need to be planted at a density of 237 grains per square mile, which is 22 seeds per square foot.
Young trees can be transplanted after they are one or two years of age and if they are between 15 and 30 cm in height, but they must have been transplanted no more than once previously. They need to be planted between one and three meters apart. As they grow, other vegetation should be kept away from the young plants and overwatering should not be done. The trees should be thinned out after the stands become older so that they will develop larger crowns, which produce a more significant amount of seeds and forage for wildlife to eat.
The Ponderosa Pine is a fast growing pine that makes a beautiful Christmas tree when young and an excellent windbreak as it grows. It is one of the most popular pine trees in America and can thrive in a variety of soils. The Ponderosa Pine reaches heights of over 100 ft and can live more than 500 years. Its broad, robust tap root system makes it an excellent choice for erosion control. Its beautiful green color and delightful pine fragrance make it an attractive pick for ornamental planting. The Ponderosa Pine is also a favorite home for birds and small mammals, such as squirrels, who nest in the treetops. Ponderosa Pine Tree Seedlings make terrific windbreaks once they are mature. These are huge trees. They are ubiquitous pine trees and seen quite often all through North America. When they are grown, they will be tolerant of drought, disease, and most pests. These make lovely shade trees.
Ponderosa Pine Seedlings