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Pinus contorta 'Taylor's Sunburst'

Taylor's Sunburst Lodgepole Pine

Plant Features:


Category: Evergreen

  • Moderate grower, only 6-12 inches per year.
  • Tiny red cones are striking against pale yellow spring color.

Height: 6 ft


Spread: 3 ft


Hardiness Zone: 4


Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow

Habit:

  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained

Comments:

Outstanding and fantastic are only two of the superlatives for this semi-rare conifer!  Pinus contorta 'Taylor's Sunburst' has golden yellow new candles emerging in Spring.  The bright new growth then shifts to a mellow creamy yellow, lasting up to 6 weeks; finally becoming a rich green for summer through fall and winter.  The small red cones privide a striking contrast.  Introduced by Alan Taylor, who found it high in the Colorado Rockies.  This plant will make a nice foundation plant, or a patio or container plant.

Sarah with a Taylor's Sunburst planted at the Oregon Pride arboretum.

Sarah with a Taylor's Sunburst planted at the Oregon Pride arboretum.

Pinus Taylor's Sunburst in the landscape.

Pinus Taylor's Sunburst in the landscape.