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A wild growing Ponderosa Pine tree, tall evergreen with long soft green foliage growing atop of a mountain
Close up of Ponderosa Pine Foliage and pinecones, 4 small brown pinecones sit atop soft long green evergreen foliage
A wild growing Ponderosa Pine tree, tall evergreen with long soft green foliage growing atop of a mountain
Close up of Ponderosa Pine Foliage and pinecones, 4 small brown pinecones sit atop soft long green evergreen foliage

A STATELY NATIVE EVERGREEN GIANT 

FEATURES:

  • Blooms may not be flowers but production of pine cones occurs from April to June 
  • Rich green pine needles form that are 5-10" long 
  • Although fruits are not produced, birds and squirrels love the seeds that fall from the cones 
  • Provides year round interest with the added ability to assist in locations that require erosion control  
  • Hand selected fresh from our grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 60-100' tall
  • Mature Width: 25-30' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-30' apart

Ponderosa Pine

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Pinus ponderosa

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A STATELY NATIVE EVERGREEN GIANT 

FEATURES:

  • Blooms may not be flowers but production of pine cones occurs from April to June 
  • Rich green pine needles form that are 5-10" long 
  • Although fruits are not produced, birds and squirrels love the seeds that fall from the cones 
  • Provides year round interest with the added ability to assist in locations that require erosion control  
  • Hand selected fresh from our grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 60-100' tall
  • Mature Width: 25-30' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-30' apart

Why plant Ponderosa Pine?

The Ponderosa Pine Tree was named by a Scottish botanist due to its heavy wood. The word ponderous means “slow and clumsy because of weight” which is where Ponderosa comes from. This man's name was David Douglas. The Ponderosa Pine tree was also utilized by the Native people of the land for many reasons. They used the pitch to make an adhesive for building, needles were used to make teas, and in the summer dried bark would be utilized as a sweet treat. Lastly you know the canoes Lewis and Clark used on their expedition that's right they were made from the wood of the Ponderosa Pine. Steeped in American history, this tree is just as grandiose as its size. Growing anywhere from 60-100’ tall and spanning 25-30’ wide this tree enjoys larger, more open spaces. When in its youth the bark of the Ponderosa Pine tree shows a deep reddish brown color and as it matures lightens to a yellow brown color. The bark as it ages does provide a slight fragrance up close reminiscent of cinnamon or butterscotch, however that is for you to decide. These trees sport a lovely green needle that lasts all year long seeing as it is an evergreen. Pine cones will form in the later years offering a light brown color and providing food for wildlife.

How to use Ponderosa Pine in the landscape?

Not only does this tree offer adaptability and tolerance across the board, this stately giant is native to our own homeland. The Ponderosa Pine Tree grows to immaculate heights when given free reign of its own future, some topping out at almost 250’ tall. This behemoth not only makes for a great windbreak on properties with wide open spaces but is called home by many wildlife creatures. The pine cones often produce seeds which feed an array of animals including Nuthatches, Crossbills, and many more. Another interesting perk of the Ponderosa Pine Tree is the fragrant bark to which some say smell like cinnamon and others say smells like butterscotch. Buy one for yourself and let us know what you smell.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

How To Plant Ponderosa Pine

Are you considering planting a Ponderosa Pine Tree in your landscape? Here are just a few requirements this tree needs to thrive. First consider sun exposure, the Ponderosa Pine tree thrives best in locations that provide full sun. Partial shade is also an option, however this may cause your tree's needles to be weaker and turn yellow faster. Next let's take a peek at soil conditions. The Ponderosa Pine tree offers amazing adaptable qualities when considering what soil will be best. These trees will thrive when planted in locations that provide well draining soil that is rich in nutrients, however this tree as stated is adaptable and can even grow in barren landscapes. If you so choose you may have your soil tested and amend it as necessary.

How To Water

Watering your Ponderosa Pine Tree is simple. We recommend watering at a minimum of twice a week until your tree becomes established. Once establishment occurs you may reduce the amount of watering to once a week or when needed. These trees do offer drought tolerance, however for the health of your tree we advise keeping an eye on the soil and watering when it gets to dry. It would be wise to keep an eye on your local weather and water as needed during periods of inclement weather such as high heat and drought.

How To Fertilize

Your Ponderosa Pine Tree is going to enjoy feeding every now and then. This is a simple process that starts at planting. We recommend incorporating fertilizer to the planting site, simply mix the fertilizer in with the soil and plant your tree. This will be the first of many feedings. If you are planting in the spring, your next addition of fertilizer should be in the fall just before winter. If you planted in the fall the following spring is the perfect time to fertilize just before the push of new growth. Keep this schedule in mind and you will enjoy a Pine tree that is happy and healthy.

How To Prune

The Ponderosa Pine Tree is relatively low maintenance. You may remove any dead or damaged branches at any time of the year, this will allow for proper airflow and prevent further damage to other branches. You may also shear this tree in its later years to maintain its shape. This process should take place in late winter when the growth of the tree has slowed down, this will help prevent your Ponderosa Pine Tree from contracting any ailments.

How Does Shipping Work?

Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 7-12 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

 

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