Ponderosa Pine

Pinus ponderosa

Rugged-looking. Lean. Enduring. If a tree could personify the West, it would surely have to be the ponderosa pine. Writer Arthur Plotnik called it “a Clint Eastwood of a tree.” Montana has selected it as the state tree. It even lent its name to the ranch in the long-running western TV series “Bonanza.”

Plant Uses & Characteristics

  • Height- 60-120 ft.
  • Spread- 25-30 ft.
  • Foliage Color- Green
  • Flower Color- Non Flowering
  • Flowering Period: N/A
  • Accent- Evergreen.

Growing Conditions

  • ​​Sun Exposure- Full sun
  • Hardiness Zone- 3-7
  • Growth Rate-  Slow