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Willamette Ponderosa Pine

Pinus ponderosa

Also called yellow pine, grows up to 65′ tall with dark brown furrowed bark that smells like vanilla on a warm day. It has long needles and pokey cones. Popular for its straight growth habit and jigsaw puzzle-shaped bark.

Plant Details

Habitat NotesBottomland Forest; Riparian Forest; Oak woodland; Upland Prairie and Oak Savanna. Native pine to Willamette Valley.
Years Planted at Arboretums2011, 1996, 2010
Mature Height180’
Shade Preference
Soil Tolerance Wet to dry soils
Special Uses Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Grown for timber production; Deer resistant (protect when young)
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