Ponderosa Pine Tree is a very stately looking tree as it can grow to be around one hundred feet tall.
Ponderosa pine tree is also commonly known as the Pinus ponderosa. This species grows in various habitats in the western United States and Canada. The ponderosa pine tree is known for its pleasant smell resembling vanilla with a hint of butterscotch. The tree has dark gray and black colored bark with deep cracks that often form patterns. The bark on younger trees show a slightly different color and are more flaky in appearance. The green needles are bundled together and are about 5 to 10 inches long. The pinecones are about 3 to 6 inches long. Aged trees grow approximately 150 to 180 feet tall. The trees are about 3 to 4 feet tall in diameter.
Native Americans used the tree for food and also for medicinal purposes.
The tree can be used to reduce fever, for coughs, for muscular pain, earaches, and inflames eyes. If seedlings are planted, they should be planted at the edge of the open country so that they can adapt to its habitat. During hot summer months, they should be shaded. They should also be protected from deer and watered during the summer until roots reach deep moisture for twelve to twenty-four months. It loves to be in zones three through seven, and they can also do great in full sunlight. They like to be in areas that supply moist and well-drained soils but can even do good in drought conditions. Although they grow much faster when they are planted where sunlight reaches them more than half the time, these hardy trees find their way from the ground up through cracks in rock when they are young. They can thrive in shallow or deep soil and anything from sandy clay to gravelly sands, but they do not do well in alkaline soil. They need well-drained soil that has a pH of between 6 and 7. They also do best where the annual precipitation is between 30 and 60 cm. They can withstand frigid winters, but hot and dry conditions can only be tolerated after young trees have been established.
USDA Climate Zone:3 – 7
Tree Height:60 to 100 feet
Canopy Width:25 to 30 feet
Soil Type: deep moist well-drained soil but will grow in a wide range, drought and salt tolerant
Sun: Full Sun
Ponderosa Pine Tree Ships As – Bareroot Plant