Pine, Singleleaf Pinyon Pinus monophylla
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Hardiness Zones 6 - 8The Singleleaf Pinyon Pine can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeEvergreens
Mature HeightThe Singleleaf Pinyon Pine grows to be 25' - 50' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Singleleaf Pinyon Pine has a spread of about 20' - 40' at full maturity.
SunThis pine does well in full sun.
SoilThe Singleleaf Pinyon Pine grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
ShapeThis pine has pyramidal, rounded shape.
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.
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.
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.
The Stone Pine is drought tolerant but grows best in well-drained, moist soils.
The Stone Pine has blue green needles throughout the year.
The blooms of the Stone Pine are red and yellow.
The Stone Pine blooms in the spring.
The fruit of the Stone Pine is small and brown and can be eaten either raw or toasted. Pine nuts have a wonderful flavor.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.