Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia)

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species native to Canada


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Latin (scientific) name: Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Common English name: Lodgepole pine

Other names: Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine, black pine

French name: Pin tordu latifolié


Exists on a variety of soils and sites, including wet depressions.

Other notes

This pine is found throughout Yukon and interior British Columbia.

The Lodgepole pine is the official arboreal emblem of Alberta.

Hardiness zone(s)

1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.


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