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Pine, Jeffrey

Pinus jeffreyi

Pinaceae - Pine

Description

Leaves: Needles mostly in groups of 3; 7" to 10" long; twisted; evergreen.

Twigs/buds: Twigs purple, thick; smell like pineapple when bruised.  Buds not resinous.

Flowers/fruit: Monoecious.  Fruit a woody cone; very short to no stalk; 6" to 9" long; reddish-brown; each scale armed with a short, sharp spine.

Bark: Similar to P. ponderosa, but usually darker and more purplish.

Wood: Important along the western coast of the U.S.; often grown and sold along with P. ponderosa; similar to P. ponderosa in structure and quality – no commercial distinction is made between the two species; used for lumber, molding, cabinets, mill work, windows, and doors.

General: Native to mountainous areas from southern Oregon to southern California and Baja California; not Utah.  Similar to ponderosa pine.  Drought resistant.  Shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: Rarely planted in Utah, but a strong, vigorous one is growing in the Murray City Park (picture here).  Worth planting as an alternative to Austrian or ponderosa pines.  Will not be easy to find.  Zones 5(4?)-7.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Pinaceae - Pine
Cultivar Availability:
No
Hardiness Zone:
5-7
Type:
Conifer
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
High
Longevity:
High
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Pyramidal

Ornamental

Bark:
Yes
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
Yes
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
High
Poor Drainage:
Low
Alkalinity:
Medium
Transplanting:
High