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Pinus contorta var. contorta Dougl. ex Loud.
Beach pine, Lodgepole pine, Shore pine
USDA Symbol: PICOC
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Shore Pine (Pinus contorta var. contorta), the Pacific Coast variety of Pinus contorta, is a small tree with spreading crown; thick, furrowed bark; short leaves; and oblique cones pointing backward, opening at maturity but remaining attached.
It is highly adaptable at low to mid elevations from coastal British Columbia south to northern California.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Shape:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May
AK , CA , OR , WA Canada: BC Native Habitat:
Riparian USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Loam
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2013-04-10
Research By: TWC Staff