Pinus contorta ssp. contorta
Found in peat bogs and dry, sandy sites. This pine is often twisted and contorted and has two needles per leaf bundle. It is very tolerant of salt spray and is common along the Oregon Coast where it tends to stabilize dune habitats during the transition to more permanent Sitka spruce forest.
Mature Height: 10-50'
Sun Exposure: Full to part-sun
Soil Moisture: Dry to Wet
Special Use Benefits:
- Attracts pollinators (insects, bees, or butterflies)
- Provides food or nesting for birds
- Provides cover, shelter, forage for wildlife (deer, squirrel, fish, etc.)
- Good for Erosion Control
- Coastal Shore
- Urban Garden