Shore/Lodgepole Pine

Pinus contorta spp

Description:
Facts:

This conifer has two forms the Shore Pine grows to around 10m maximum whereas the Lodgepole Pine subspecies grows to a maximum of 45-50m.

It is a short lived but very hardy species that will survive in habitats that defeat other conifers.

The Shore Pine grows in lowland and prefers bog conditions whereas the Lodge Pole Pine prefers montane locations.

Introduced:

1855
Origin:
North America, Canada
Location:
Various UK locations
Status:
Stable
Problems:
Comments:
None known