Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow, 6" a year average; 6-12' in 10 years periodMature Height - 30-50'Mature Width - 15-35'Longevity - Long, maturity reached in 200-300 years
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Cone, staminate clustered, female/male-rose colored to purplish, monoecious, late June-mid JulyFruit - Cones subterminal, short-stalked, cyclindric ovoid, 3-6" long, 1.5-2.25" wide, erect when young and pendulously spreading when mature, light tan brown, scales resinous, mid August-late OctoberLeaf - Fall Color - All season-dark bluish green, very attractiveBark - In youth smooth, light gray or greenish gray, on old trunks grayish brown, separated by deep fissures into rectangular to nearly square, superficially scaled plates or blocksOther Features - Wildlife value very high; songbirds, upland ground birds, small mammals, hoofed browsersPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplants well balled-and-burlapped if root pruned; does best in moist, acidic, well-drained soil and prefers sun or partial shade; adapted for planting on rocky slopes; very adaptable species and one of the best for Midwestern and eastern statesNative Habitat - Rocky Mountains of western North America, Alberta to northern Mexico, east to Texas. Introduced 1861.Diseases and Insects - Frequent; root rot, dieback, tip blight, stem blister rust, leaf cast, rust; sawflies, weevils, pine webworm, pine needle scale, spittle needleStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Pine.- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.- Other plants of the genus Pinus.- Other plants of the species Pinus flexilis.