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Pine, Singleleaf Pinyon Pinus monophylla

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Zones 6 - 8 Zones 6 - 8
Hardiness Zones 6 - 8
The Singleleaf Pinyon Pine can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens
25' - 50' High 25' - 50' High
Mature Height
The Singleleaf Pinyon Pine grows to be 25' - 50' feet in height.
20' - 40' Spread 20' - 40' Spread
Mature Spread
The Singleleaf Pinyon Pine has a spread of about 20' - 40' at full maturity.
Slow Growth Slow Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This pine does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Singleleaf Pinyon Pine grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
Pyramidal Shape Pyramidal Shape
Shape
This pine has pyramidal, rounded shape.
Attributes

This disease-resistant tree is a fine choice for home or woodlot within its zone. Tolerates drought and many soil types and provides edible nuts.

Description

The Stone Pine should be grown in full sun on well-drained soil, tolerating dry, poor, alkaline soils but not wet soils. It is probably best not to irrigate this tree much after it is established in the landscape. Eaten either raw or toasted, Pinyon Pine nuts have a wonderful flavor.

Wildlife Value

Squirrels, woodrats and many birds enjoy pinyon nuts. Pinyon jays, in particular, fly in large flocks from tree to tree, feasting upon whatever pinyon nuts they find.

Moisture

The Stone Pine is drought tolerant but grows best in well-drained, moist soils.

Leaves

The Stone Pine has blue green needles throughout the year.

Flower Color

The blooms of the Stone Pine are red and yellow.

Bloom Time

The Stone Pine blooms in the spring.

Fruit Description

The fruit of the Stone Pine is small and brown and can be eaten either raw or toasted. Pine nuts have a wonderful flavor.