SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: San Jacinto State Park, CA, Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Tilden Regional Parks Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA, Mt Lassen National Park, CA, Heaps Peak Arboretum, San Bernardino National Forest and UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA
Drought resistant. Bark has vanilla scent.
Has fragrant Bark.
Native to Oregon, California, Baja and Mexico.
A Pinus jeffreyi in Yosemite National Park is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 173 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 275 inches and a crown spread of 79 feet.
Erect and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 60 - 130 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Needle, Blue Green or Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter or Summer.
Bark Light Gray or Red Brown, Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 19.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Jeffery Pine Beetle, California Flathead Borer and Beetle Borers, Armillaria, Black Stain, Phytophthora Root Disease, Armillaria, Mistletoe, Western Gall Rust, Needle Cast and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus jeffreyi Tree Record." 1995-2018. Aug 14, 2018.
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