Pinus monophylla is an
excellent choice for the garden. The slow growing Pinyon Pine is one
of the smaller pines and stays at a proportional size to many urban
gardens with a typical maximum height of 25 feet. Pinus monophylla
can be found in the wild in inland locations from sea level to an
elevation of 9000 feet. The Single Leaf Pinyon Pine is a dominant
component of the Pinyon Juniper plant community. The pine nuts are
produced in the Fall, this photo was taken in early November. Pinus
monophylla can take as much as 20 years to begin bearing seeds. The
gray-green leaves look great contrasting with the pale cones. Pinus
monophylla is a good choice for the drought tolerant garden. The
Pinyon Pine bears up well to artful pruning, and works well as a bonsai.
High resolution photos of Pinus monophylla are part of our garden image collection.