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Pine, Singleleaf Pinyon Pinus monophylla

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Zones 6 - 8
Zones 6 - 8

Hardiness Zones: 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:
The Singleleaf Pinyon Pine falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info

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.