10 to 25 ft.
10 to 30 ft.
southwestern United States
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 7,500 ft.
Pinyon pine is one of the most drought-tolerant evergreen trees. Native to the southwest US, it has spreading branches that gently sweep upward. This habit creates a small, bushy tree that is great for screening.
These relatively slow-growing trees are usually compact and oval in shape when young. As they mature, the crown becomes more open. They have stiff, dark green needles bundled in twos. The spherical, reddish-brown cones are very attractive and contain edible nuts.
Pinyon pine is one of the best choices for hot, dry, sunny locations in Colorado Springs.
Pinyon pine is one of the best small, evergreen trees for hot, dry sites in the Pikes Peak area. They do not grow well when planted in a regularly irrigated landscape, like lawn areas. They may take awhile to become established, but become beautiful, long-lasting trees. Pinyon pine is one of the best evergreen choices for the Colorado Springs area.
None usually required under normal conditions. Selective pruning may be needed to shape the tree over time.