Native: High and mid-elevation areas in the Sierra Nevada, Cascade, and Rocky Mountains.
A Pinus contorta subsp. murrayana in San Bernadino National Forest is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 116 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 245 inches and a crown spread of 50 feet.
- Shape: Conical
- Foliage: Evergreen, Needle, Medium to Light Green
- Height: 50 - 80 feet.
- Width: 20 - 25 feet.
- Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring or Summer.
- Fruit: Brown Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
- Bark: Dark Red-Brown, Furrowed or Scaly.
- Shading Capacity: Moderately Dense in Leaf.
- Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
- Zones: Sunset 1 - 7 and 14 - 17. USDA Hardiness 5 - 8.
- Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Pests & Disease Information
- Resistant: Texas Root Rot and Verticillium.
- Susceptible: Aphids, Beetle Borers and Leaf Miner, Oak Root Rot and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
- Branch Strength: Strong.
- Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
- Health Hazard: Allergy
- Attracts: Birds.
SelecTree. "Pinus contorta subsp. murrayana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 2, 2018.
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