bark yellowish brown and peeling, twigs bare and brownish yellow
needles, 2 together, twisted, dark green, 3 - 5 cm
unremarkable, Y light brown, X purple
hanging cone, 2 - 5 cm, remain on the tree very long
landscape and coastal area, solitary in parks
Устойчивость к ветру:
northern and western North America
In its region of origin, the tree grows to about 25 m, but it is often smaller when cultivated. P. contorta has an irregular pattern of growth, usually with multiple main trunks. As a result, the crown is often irregular and bushy. When young, it is still straight, and later it broadens with hanging branches, width of 6 - 8 m. When growing freely on its own, the tree is full all the way down. The yellowish brown bark is thin and peeling. The dark green needles are light underneath, they are twisted and grow in pairs. When closed, the hanging, slightly curved cones sometimes stay on the tree for up to 10 years. This does not have any detrimental effect on the seeds ability to germinate. Planted often for timber production. Is not very demanding when it comes to soil and even grows on poor, dry, sandy soil. Suitable for coastal areas.
Pinus contorta is an important producer of timber. The tree makes very few demands on the soil and is thus planted in huge numbers.