Pinyon Pine as living Christmas Tree

12/12/2013 | Ken Lain, mountain gardener Tips, Trees, Uncategorized

Plant tip of the day – Pinyon Pine as a living Christmas Tree


Exceptionally drought tolerant, this hardy, adaptable North American native is slow growing with a broad, rounded crown. New growth is bluish-green turning yellowish-green. Cones are produced in clusters on very mature trees. Edible seeds of the female cones are considered a delicacy, commonly known as pine nuts. A picturesque specimen for the rock garden or grouped on hillsides or berms with low growing perennials. Pinus edulis