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Pinus contorta ssp. bolanderi

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Species Name: Pinus contorta ssp. bolanderi
Common Name: Bolander's Beach Pine

Rare! From the "Pygmy Forest " in Northern California. Threatened by development and vehicles. Will grow to larger size in good soil conditions. Needles do not have a sticky resin like other pines do.

Plant Family: Pinaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: < 6' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Clay
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: 800'
Flower Season: Cones
Flower Color: Cones
Endangered?: List B/Red 2-2-3
Distribution: North Coast Range (Mendocino County)
Natural Habitat: "Pygmy Forest" on coastal terraces with claypan or hardpan

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