Pinus contorta ssp contorta (Shore Pine) 3 - Year Seedling
Evergreens and Conifers : Pinus contorta ssp contorta (Shore Pine) 3 - Year Seedling
Pinus contorta ssp. contorta
(Shore Pine, Beach pine)
* Full sun * Zones 3-9 * height 45’ width 30’ * origin Pacific Coast, Alaska to northwest California
Highly sought after by bonsai enthusiaists!
Tolerates wind and salt spray with ease!
Pinus contorta ssp. contorta. The picture is a 50 year old mature pinus contorta.
Pinus contorta subspecies ‘Contorta’ A dwarf pine that grows along the Northern California coast to Alaska. Shore Pine's are used in 'large bonsai' specimens and container gardening. Do not expect a straight tree as they are always crooked. It will grow right on coastal cliffs. Fairly drought tolerant tree and will survive along the coasts with no water after established if mulched. Shore Pine is highly adaptable to many soil conditions, wet or dry. Along the Pacific Ocean it can tolerate wind and salt spray with ease. Stable and easy to grow. Needles in bundles of 2 and usually 1-3” long.
Goes well with Thunderhead Pine, Dragon Eye Pine, Vanderwolf Pyramid Pine as well as Black Bamboo. Check out our store for these great plants!
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