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Pinus contorta ssp. contorta

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Species Name: Pinus contorta ssp. contorta
Common Name: Shore Pine

Picturesque small tree. Each plant takes a unique asymetric form.

Plant Family: Pinaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 15'-45' H x 5-10' W
Growth Habit: Asymmetric and upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Cones
Flower Color: Cones
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North Coast to Alaska.
Natural Habitat: Coastal dunes, bluffs. Elevation: below 500'.

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.

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