Native to the western US and Canada, the Ponderosa Pine, also known as Pinus Ponderosa, Bull Pine, Blackjack Pine, or Western Yellow Pine, thrives on the Colorado Front Range. If you're looking for an evergreen tree with year-round color that doesn't take up precious ground space—this tree is for you. It's long limbs branch out well above the ground.
This tree has a large trunk and long limbs, so it will need a lot of room to branch out. This tree adds lovely color to a yard and remains green throughout the entire year. Young Ponderosa Pines have a black/brown bark but it matures into an orange/red bark. This tree grows a deep taproot which makes it a good choice in a windy site. Very cold hardy and drought-tolerant tree. Space these trees 15 feet apart.
This tree requires full sun and is a fast-growing tree to a mature height of 50-80 feet and a width of 25 feet.