Shore Pine (Pinus contorta v contorta): Bundle of 10 Plugs


Bareroot plants sold in bundles of 10.

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Sold in bundles of 10.

At a Glance: Relatively short pine, often has a crooked or irregular trunk.  Commonly seen growing along the coast.

Height: Up to 30m tall
Stems: Often have a crooked or irregular trunk; bark is thick and scaly and dark brown to blackish
Leaves: 2-7cm long needles in pairs
Cones: small reddish green pollen cones found in clusters on the tips of branches in the spring; 3-5cm long seed cones with sharp prickle at the tip

Appeal:  Success rate is high.  Ability to grow in nutrient poor soil in full sun.  Tolerant of salt spray.

Conservation Uses: Used as soil stabilizer in restoration.  Good species for replanting open areas due to its ability to thrive in full sun.

Ethnobotany: Pitch and bark used medicinally by many Native American tribes for heart pain and tuberculosis.  Pitch was also used to waterproof canoes and as a protective coating on fishing nets.

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
 full sun > 80%
 mostly sunny 60%-80%
 partial sun and shade 40%- 60%
 mostly shady 60%-80%
 full shade > 80%


 low elevation
 mid elevation
 high elevation


Soil Preferences
 sandy soils
 gravelly soils
 clay soils
 muddy soils
 peaty soils
 well drained soils
 shallow soils
 deep soils
 acidic soils
 basic soils
 humic soils
 nutrient rich soils
 nutrient poor soils
 mineral soils
 organic soils


Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Revised ed. Redmond, Wash.: B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Pub., 2004. Print.

“Sound Native Plants.” Sound Native Plants. Web. 31 Oct. 2014.