General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 75 to 115 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: seed cones 2.5 to 4 inches long
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Arizona Pine
  • Yellow Pine

  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 29, 2020 4:17 PM concerning plant:
    This hard pine is very similar to the Ponderosa Pine. It bears thick, rigid, dark green, finely serrated margin needles about 5 to 9 inches long in fascicles of 3, 4, and 5, with 5 as the most common. Its seed cones are 2.5 to 4 inches long, ovoid to conical with slender prickles on the scales. It is native to the mountains of northern Mexico, southeast Arizona, southwest New Mexico, and western Texas.

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