[a.k.a. Ponderosa White Pine, Western Red Pine]
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Ponderosa Pine plug seedlings are valued for fast growth, reaching up to 125 ft or more at maturity. Its excellent green ornamental color and wonderful pine fragrance make Ponderosa a popular choice for ornamental plantings. They are often planted as borders along highways, but plan accordingly for the towering height when fully grown.
Ponderosa Pine plug seedlings for sale, approx 3-4″ tall [photo is no longer accurate]
FOR SALE, shipping early March through end of May 2023
5-pack of Ponderosa Pine plug seedlings >> $33.00
10-pack of Ponderosa Pine plug seedlings >> $47.00
25-pack of Ponderosa Pine plug seedlings >> $83.00
50-pack of Ponderosa Pine plug seedlings >> $139.00
100-pack of Ponderosa Pine plug seedlings >> $199.00
To order multiple items, please scroll farther down this page and use the big green ecommerce buttons, or read these instructions. Limit 500 trees per customer. All prices include shipping and a one year guarantee
As they mature, Ponderosa Pine plug seedlings lose lower needles and branches and take on a very straight, columnar trunk. The Ponderosa Pine is a good choice for erosion control, with a robust root system. However, it needs well draining soil and does quite well in poor, sandy and rocky soils and not wet or heavy dark soils. These soil preferences naturally make the Ponderosa Pine plug seedling fairly drought tolerant and easy to over water. It thrives in acidic soils, and should not be planted in alkaline soils unless you want to put in the work of amending the soil.
The needles and bark of the Ponderosa Pine are very popular with a wide range of birds and small animals, who make nests and homes from these materials. The very high treetops combined with very little lower branches make it a perfect vantage point for birds of prey. The thick bark is resistant to small groundfires which clear out underbrush.
The Ponderosa Pine is susceptible to bark beetles and pine budworm, so keep your eyes open for these annual threats. It generally takes several years of sustained attack on already weakened trees to cause real problems.
Ponderosa are one of the most important species for timber production in North America, with over a billion board feet produced annually. Examples of living specimens are over 500 years old. If you plant one and it lives to be this old, please let us know.Individual Packaging Options:
Plug seedlings are grouped together in bundles for shipping, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, and cotton gift bag packaging for all sizes of plug seedlings, sold separately in matching quantities. These individual packaging services are available for plug seedlings only.
Plant In Record Time:
You can plant evergreen plug seedlings faster and with less effort than any traditional "bare root" evergreen seedling or transplant, upwards of 50 to 100 per hour without breaking your back using just a cordless drill and this garden auger. Auger is FREE with purchase of 200 or more plug seedlings, or just $17.00 [our cost] with any tree purchase, or $37.00 with no tree purchase, shipped anywhere in the USA [int'l shipping is extra].
Ponderosa Pine plug seedlings: characteristics and info• prefers hardiness zones 3-7
• prefers full sun
• mature height and spread: up to 100 ft high, 30 ft spread
• prefers sandy soils, clay soils, rocky soils, well drained soils, acidic soils
• Wikipedia info on Pinus ponderosa
• Ponderosa Pine Sizes and Availability:
--- Ponderosa Pine seedlings [sold out till Fall 2023]
--- Ponderosa Pine plug seedlings [FOR SALE]
• Comparable alternative species: Austrian Pine, Eastern White Pine, and Red Pine. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide