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Pinus aristata

Lodgepole pine

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  • Pinus aristata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • Height6m to 12m
  • Spread3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Flower ColourBrown
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Pinus aristata (Lodgepole pine). The needles are light green and about 2-3 inches long. The cones are 1 inch long and will stay on the trees for many years.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Eastern Oregon, Washington and Rocky Mountains, USA

Interest and use

Specimen. Year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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