Western White Pine (Pinus monticola)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 100 to 175 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Near Threatened (NT)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Near Threatened

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 18, 2013 8:17 PM

Idaho's state tree.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 2, 2019 7:33 PM

This Western White Pine is very similar to her sister the Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus), though she grows larger. She also has soft, thin, needles in bundles of 5 about 3 to 5 inches long, but hold on the twigs for about 4 years and make a denser crown. The cylindrical cones are large, about 5 to 15 inches long, usually about 8 inches long, with a stalk and slightly curved. The crown is open with whorls of horizontal branches. She gets about 100 to 175 feet high with a trunk 2 to 5 feet in diameter. She is native to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of CA & NV up into southern British Columbia, southwest Alberta and some of Idaho and Montana.

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