Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Rocky Mountain Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa scopulorum

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Botanical Name:

Pinus ponderosa scopulorum

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Pinus

Species:

ponderosa

Subspecies:

scopulorum

Common Name:

Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Rocky Mountain Ponderosa Pine

Height:
120 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

 

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  • Pinus ponderosa scopulorum

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* It is found on the Black Hills and on foothills and mid-height peaks of the northern, central and southern Rocky Mountains. more...

Branches usually drooping, smaller in all its parts, of more columnar habit.
* An infusion of the dried buds has been used as an eye wash.
* Ponderosa pine was employed medicinally by several native North American Indian tribes, who valued it especially for its antiseptic and vulnerary properties, using it to treat a range of skin problems, cuts, wounds, burns etc. more...
* Distribution and Ecology USA: Montana (E from 112° W), North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, E Nevada, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma. Mostly at 1000-3000 m (Kral 1993). more...