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Pinus contorta 'Chief Joseph' (Shore Pine)

Lodgepole Pine 'Chief Joseph', Beach Pine 'Chief Joseph', Shore Pine 'Chief Joseph', Twisted-Branch Pine 'Chief Joseph'


Noted for its stunning winter foliage, Pinus contorta 'Chief Joseph' (Shore Pine) is a dwarf evergreen conifer of irregular, upright habit. Light yellow-green in spring and summer, its needles warm up to brilliant gold in the fall and winter months as temperatures drop - when most color fades from the garden. Slow-growing, 6-8 in. per year (15-20 cm), it is a terrific accent specimen adding brightness in the dull winter landscape.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 6-20 ft. tall (180-600 cm) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in acid or neutral, well-drained soils.
  • No pruning required.
  • Keep an eye out for adelgids, aphids, sawflies, pine shoot moth and pine needle cast.
  • Propagate by grafting.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 20' (180cm – 6m)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 20' (180cm – 6m)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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