Botanical Name:Pinus ponderosa
Common Name:ponderosa pine, western yellow pine
Family Name:Pinaceae – pine family
General Description:As the botanical and common name implies, Pinus ponderosa is native to western United States where it grows in diverse habitats and elevations. It is a valuable timber tree and one of the largest pines in western forests. Ponderosa pine seems to struggle in the Chicago area and is not regularly planted in the landscape.
Zone:3-6 or 7
Resources Consulted:Dirr, Michael A. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Champaign: Stipes, 2009. Print.
"The PLANTS Database." USDA, NRCS. National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA, 2014. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.
Creator:Julia Fitzpatrick-Cooper, Professor, College of DuPage