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Whitebark Pine
Scientific Name: Pinus albicaulis Engelm.
Synonym: Apinus albicaulis
Family: Pinaceae
Whitebark Pine (Pinus  albicaulis)
Pinus albicaulis, 19485 U.S.D.A. Forest Service, courtesy of Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-6,14-17
USDA: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western North America, from British Columbia to west-central Alberta to southern California

Growth Habits: Small to medium-sized evergreen conifer, very slowly up to 40 to 60 feet tall (12-18 m) usually much less; needles in 5s, 1.6 to 3 (to 7) inches long (4-7.5-17 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds

The name of 'whitebark' comes from the whitisk appearance of the young trees' bark.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Mature female cones are deep red with a purple cast. They measure 1.6 to 3 inches long (4-8 cm) when they ripen in late August. The 0.3 to 0.4 inch long (7-10 mm) wingless seeds, long are larger and heavier than the average pine seed.

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