Scientific Name: Pinus ponderosa Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:Ponderosa pine, yellow pine Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:PinaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):> 30m x 7 - 10m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Fascicles, Distinctive smell, Acicular
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Dark-red, Apr- May
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Aug- Oct- Sep, (Persistent)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Forestry, Group or mass planting, Reclamation
Key ID Features:Bark scaly/black when young, turning thick/orange-brown with maturity; broken twigs smell like 'oranges'; needles 3 per fascicle, 10-25 cm long. Seedlings w. 8-10 cotyledons, 3.5-5 cm long, no teeth.