Coniferous tree, 60-100 feet tall, with a narrow, pyramidal crown when young and an irregularly cylindrical, thin crown as it matures. Young trees' bark is brown-black, whereas elder trees' bark is yellowish brown or cinnamon, with broad, flat, scaly plates. Needles are long (13-25 cm), packed on branchlets, pointed at apex, horny tip, and have stomatal lines on each surface. Cones are 5-15cm long, conical or egg-shaped, virtually stalkless, reddish-brown to gray-brown in colour, and equipped with straight prickles.
Sun. Prefers a wet, well-drained, deep location. Drought-resistant and tolerant of alkaline soil.
Botanical Name : Pinus ponderosa subsp. ponderosa
Common Name : Western Yellow Pine, North Plateau Ponderosa Pine
Height : 60- 100 ft
Spread : 40-50 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 4-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 750