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Plant Details

Pinus contorta

Shore Pine
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Plant Category: Conifers
Height: Minimum 3 feet , Maximum 10 feet
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Great Plant Picks - Who is not impressed by the beauty and toughness of this versatile Pacific Northwest native pine? Shore pine will grow in almost any location provided there is enough sunlight. It is one of the few conifers that tolerates wet places as long as water is not standing all year long. Because of its exceptional tolerance of salt spray, it is a common sight in our coastal landscapes. It often grows on bluffs just above the crashing ocean waves. It responds well to pruning and can be shaped into fantastic, twisted forms suitable for Japanese gardens or adding whimsy to any home. Let the pine grow naturally, and it makes an evergreen backdrop or acts as a transition to more natural areas. Once it is established, this conifer is very drought tolerant, requiring no additional watering. Shore pine grows best in full sun. It prefers well-drained or sandy soil, but will tolerate clay if the drainage is adequate. Once established it is completely drought tolerant. The roots are tolerant of restricted zones making it great for patio planters and large containers. It is fairly disease and insect free, although it can sometimes be attacked by a fungal rust gall. These galls can easily be pruned out and disposed of during the summer. Little pruning is needed to maintain its twisted habit; remove dead, broken or poorly formed limbs. New growth can be broken in half or pinched out to create a denser more compact tree.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:21 PM

This is the beautiful pine that grows along the coast of Oregon and Washington. It has relatively short needles and a good full growth habit. It grows to an attractive medium sized tree. Grown from seed.

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Aurora Nursery Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-7903 BB: 1 Container: 1
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  • Champoeg Nursery Inc. Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-6348 Container: 1
    Drakes Crossing Nursery Silverton, OR Email now 503-873-4932 Bare Root: X Seedling: X
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  • Fourth Corner Nurseries Bellingham, WA Email now 360-592-2250 Bare Root: 4 Container: 1 Liner: 4 Seedling: 4
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  • Harold M. Miller Landscape Nursery Jefferson, OR Email now 503-399-1599 Container: 1
    Hofferts Nursery Dayton, OR Email now 503-260-6516 BB: 2 Liner: 2 Seedling: 2
    Hopper Bros. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-651-2493 BB: 2 Seedling: 2
    Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 BB: 1 Container: 1
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  • Northwest Shade Trees, a division of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co Salem, OR Email now 503-463-1700 BB: X
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  • P & D Nursery Tualatin, OR Email now 503-638-6366 Container: 2
    Sevenoaks Native Nursery LLC Albany, OR Email now 541-757-6520 Container: 2
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  • The Nursery Outlet Woodburn, OR Email now 503-782-7700 BB: 2 Container: 1
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  • TSW Nursery Sales Inc. Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-4401 BB: X Container: X Seedling: X