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Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)

Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)


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Lodgepole pine grows well on most soil types, foliage is bright green, long and not too dense. Female flowers grow on tips of new shoots, male flowers are yellow and grow at base of new growth.

Lodgepole is often planted in mix with Sitka where it unlocks nutrients for the Sitka on poor sites, especially where heather is present. Lodgepole also acts as a nurse crop by providing frost protection and reducing branching. Eventually, the Sitka will outgrow the Lodgepole and it is thus a self-thinning mixture. It will grow to 80ft (24m).


Suitable Soil Conditions

  • Dry Soil
  • Wet Soil

Suitable Site Conditions

  • Exposed Site
  • Coastal Site

Ultimate Tree Height

  • 20 metres+

Growth Rate

  • Fast