Pinyon pine (or Colorado Pine) is a short conifer usually reaching less
than 10-15 feet at the most, with two one inch needles per fascicle. It
co-dominates (is one of the dominant species along with juniper) the
pinyon-juniper woodland plant community. Pinyon pine cones are about two
inches long and contain edible seeds. Pinyon pine is native to
eastern California (rare in California) and needs no water after it is
established. Associated plants include Coleogyne ramosissima, Menodora spinescens, Krameria parvifolia, Yucca
baccata, Echinocereus engelmannii, Opuntia phaeacantha, Thamnosma montana
Pinyon pine is beautiful for small dry gardens. Pinyon pine prefers part
shade to start, and after a few years, full sun.
This is a good tree for bonsai or a small yard. Our one gallon sized plants
are usually only a few inches tall.