Pinus nigra "Cimmaron"
Category: evergreen tree Size: large
Mature Size: 30 - 60 ft x 20 - 40 ft.
Zone: To zone 3 Growth Rate: moderate to fast
Foliage: dark green, stiff needles, 5-6" long in bundles of
Elevation (if known): To 10,000'
Soil : Will grow in clay and sandy soils and tolerates poor soil better than spruces or firs. It tolerates alkaline conditions.
Sun: Best to transplant in spring to early summer. Avoid late fall planting. Full sun is best.
Comments: Very hardy. Prune in mid-to late spring to maintain height and spread. Beautiful fluffy trees. Withstands dry, windy conditions better than white pine. Once established, can endure drought conditions.
Warnings: Avoid overwatering and over fertilizing. Winter browning -- avoid planting in unprotected, full sun locations.
Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes
Street Tree? yes Street Tree Conditions: only for spaces that can accommodate a large tree.
CO/NM native? no Native to:
Known Locations: Many in Alamosa
Information Sources: Rky Mtn Gardener's Guide; Little Valley Whole Sales Nursery; Salida, CO, Tree Guide