Lodgepole pine

(Pinus contorta latifolia)



Morphology/Physiology Active Growth Period Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate Bloat None C:N Ratio High Coppice Potential No Fall Conspicuous No Fire Resistant No Flower Color Yellow Flower Conspicuous No Foliage Color Green Foliage Porosity Summer Dense Foliage Porosity Winter Dense Foliage Texture Medium Fruit/Seed Color Brown Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No Growth Form Single Stem Growth Rate Rapid Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 30 Height, Mature (feet) 99.0 Known Allelopath No Leaf Retention Yes Lifespan Long Low Growing Grass No Nitrogen Fixation None Resprout Ability No Shape and Orientation Erect Toxicity None Growth Requirements Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes Anaerobic Tolerance Low CaCO3 Tolerance High Cold Stratification Required Yes Drought Tolerance Low Fertility Requirement Medium Fire Tolerance Low Frost Free Days, Minimum 100 Hedge Tolerance Medium Moisture Use Medium pH, Minimum 6.2 pH, Maximum 7.5 Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 430 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 700 Precipitation, Minimum 18 Precipitation, Maximum 25 Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 20 Salinity Tolerance None Shade Tolerance Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (-F) -70 Reproduction Bloom Period Mid Summer Commercial Availability Routinely Available Fruit/Seed Abundance High Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer Fruit/Seed Period End Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence No Propagated by Bare Root Yes Propagated by Bulb No Propagated by Container Yes Propagated by Corm No Propagated by Cuttings Yes Propagated by Seed Yes Propagated by Sod No Propagated by Sprigs No Propagated by Tubers No Seed per Pound 94000 Seed Spread Rate Rapid Seedling Vigor High Small Grain No Vegetative Spread Rate None Suitability/Use Berry/Nut/Seed Product No Christmas Tree Product No Fodder Product No Fuelwood Product Medium Lumber Product Yes Naval Store Product Yes Nursery Stock Product No Palatable Browse Animal Low Palatable Graze Animal Low Palatable Human No Post Product Yes Protein Potential Low Pulpwood Product Yes Veneer Product Yes

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Pinopsida
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