Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database

Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Lodgepole Pine)



 Plantae Plants


 Tracheobionta Vascular plants


 Spermatophyta Seed plants


 Coniferophyta Conifers






 Pinaceae Pine family


 Pinus L. pine


 Pinus contorta Douglas ex Louden lodgepole pine


 Pinus contorta Douglas ex Louden var. latifolia Engelm. ex S. Watson lodgepole pine

This graceful tree is a tall and slender, two-needle, yellow pine, with very little taper and grows quickly to reach heights of 75.

Native to the interior, this tree is found as far north as the Yukon, throughout the Rocky Mountains and west to the Cascades between USDA zones 5 - 10. In Oregon, this tree grows on recent volcanic deposits.

The yellow-green needles grow in pairs and are 1-3.

They contrast well with the reddish brown bark.

Lodgepole Pine is a great tree for group plantings, but equally valuable as a bonsai specimen or ornamental.

Native bands used the straight poles for their lodges, hence the name.


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