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Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana

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Species Name: Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana
Common Name: Alpine Lodgepole pine

Can form dense stands; Highly recommended for snow or freezing temperatures. Versatile: can hand both wet and some dry conditions. Does not tolerate shade or fire.

Plant Family: Pinaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 50-80' H x 20-25 W"
Growth Habit: Tall, upright, narrow canopy
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 11,000'
Flower Season: Cones
Flower Color: Cones
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, High Sierra and Cascade Ranges, San Gabriel Mtns, San Bernardino Mtns, San Jacinto Mtns, Great Basin, Oregon, Northen Baja
Natural Habitat: Lodgepole forest, wet meadows, cold places, in mixed conifer forest

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