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Pinus ponderosa

Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine

A large variable pine that grows between 20 and 40 m (65 and 130 ft.) tall and has a sturdy, straight, thick-barked trunk to 1.2 m (4 ft.) in diameter. The crown is tall and conical or rounded, the beautiful, needle-like leaves can reach to 25 cm (10 in.) long. Pinus ponderosa is widely distributed in mountainous areas from British Columbia in Canada, throughout the Rocky Mountains, and south well into Mexico. It is common throughout its range and sometimes forms pure stands. It is a commercially very important timber tree that adapts well to a range of conditions, is hardy to fire, drought and severe freezes, as well as tolerant of saline soils. It can also be a beautiful ornamental. Suitable for USDA plant hardiness zones (4) 6 to 9. Seeds require cold stratification for 2 months after soaking and sowing.

 
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches


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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.


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