I would use this tree on large properties as a property line. As a sapling. this tree would do well on small properties but once it gains maturity, it will become too tall and skinny.
|USDA Hardiness Zone
|Canadian Hardiness Zone
|One of the largest of the high-elevation mountain conifers. Mature trees have a narrow, pyramidal form and compact branches. Long-lived; dominant trees are often 350-450 years old, with 500-600-year old trees not uncommon.
|Used as a screens in groupings or mass plantings.
|Thrives on all soils if sufficiently moist.
|Slender, slightly pyramidal.
|Will be fairly pyramidal in the early growth stages, but becomes very straight and dence as it matures.
|Rocky Mountains through Nevada to Northern Alberta.
|White, odorless, lightweight, straight grained, soft, stiff and can be readily air dried.
|Flower/Leaf Bud Description
|Orange-brown, grows to be 3-6 mm long.
|Needles are spread around stem, with more located above stem then below. Needles are four sided with 6 stomatal lines on each side. 2 -3.5 cm long needles are very stiff and rigid, blue green to green colour.
|Trees older than 15 to 40 years produce tan coloured ovoid cones, 4-7.5 cm long by 2.5 cm wide.
|Dark green foliage. Bark ranges from black to dark grey. Cones are a light brown.