jeffrey pine landscape tree

This package contains 1 jeffrey pine tree. This crop is presently 10-18 inches tall with trunks of 3/8 to 5/8" in diameter. The root balls are 5 to 6 inches in height and 6 inches in diameter. The trees will be shipped in the containers that they are growing in and will arrive with roots intact. The jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) is native to the mountains of the far west from southern Oregon to Mexico and eastward to western Nevada. The species natural elevation range is 5000 to 8000 feet in the north and 6000 to 9000 feet in the south. The climate zones prefered by this species is from zone 1 to 9 and 14-19. In the Sierra Nevada Mountains this species grows wild at the upper elevation of the ponderosa pine belt and grows to the mid point of the lodgepole pine belt. Timber plantations have found that the jeffrey pine outperforms the ponderosa pine even at elevations as low as 2000 feet. We have found that the jeffrey pine outperforms the ponderosa in our nursery which is located in the middle of the ponderosa pine belt. The jeffrey pine is more disease and insect resistant than the ponderosa pine at our location. The jeffrey pine is an impressive and very large pine that lives for up to 500 years. They grow to a height of 180 feet with trunks of up to 7 feet in diameter. The bark is reddish brown divided into rough plates by deep closely spaced furrows. The jeffrey pine resembles the ponderosa pine but its bark is darker and more narrowly furrowed and has a very pleasant scent of vanilla. The cones are large and measure up to 8 inches in height by 4 inches in diameter. The jeffrey pine is usually considered superior to the ponderosa pine for landscaping purposes because they tend to be more attractive and densely foliated in their youth.