Poodle Pine: Pinus sylvestris - 24 inch pot - 7 Foot Tall
Pinus contorta 'Poodle Pine' is a small evergreen tree with a distinctive rounded form resembling a poodle's topknot. It is an attractive choice for rock gardens and containers.
Caring for Pinus contorta, commonly known as Lodgepole Pine or Shore Pine, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. This evergreen conifer tree thrives in full sun and well-draining soil. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including poor and sandy soils. Once established, Lodgepole Pine is relatively drought-tolerant and does not require frequent watering. However, it is important to ensure the tree receives sufficient water during dry periods. Pruning is generally not necessary unless you want to remove dead or damaged branches. Lodgepole Pine is generally resistant to pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance tree for your landscape. It has a naturally pyramidal shape and can reach impressive heights. With proper care, your Pinus contorta will provide you with a beautiful, hardy tree that adds visual interest and texture to your outdoor space.