Tree Detail

Pinus ponderosa


Pine, Ponderosa

Pinus ponderosa   

Category: evergreen tree   Size: large

Mature Size: 50-60' x 20-30'

Zone: 1-10, 41-21   Growth Rate: moderate

Foliage: lon, yellow-green needles, three's

Elevation (if known): 4,000' to 9,000

Water: Once established, fraily drought tolerant. Symptoms of excessive moisture are yellowing needles -- seen first in older growth-- and a generally unhealthy appearance.

Soil : Well-drained.


Comments: Colorado Native. A good choice if you want a native evergreen in the San Luis Valley Bark becomes cinnamon color with age; vanilla fragrance on warm days


Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions: Only in large spaces

CO/NM native? yes   Native to: Western US and Wester Canada

Known Locations: Alamosa Safeway has a large one.

Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board, CSU Extension, Sunset Western Garden Book