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Pinus lambertiana - Sugar Pine

Pinus lambertiana - Sugar Pine


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We are still counting inventory and posting each batch online as they come in out of the field. Most container-grown plants are counted by mid-November, field-grown plants and plug seedlings aren't usually counted and available until January or February.
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Average Height: 30-70 feet in landscapes, 200+ feet in the wild.
Hardiness: Zone 6-8
Aspect: Sun or light shade
Plant Spacing: 10+ ft apart, 5' spacing for solid screen
Deer Resistance: 5/5 - Very deer resistant!
Leaves: Evergreen, softer needles than most pines. Bundles of five.
Shipping Restrictions: Can not ship to California, Montana, or Hawaii
A note about our seedlings for fall 2018: they are three years old and at a transitional age between juvenile foliage and true needles. The juvenile foliage (which is made up of single needles rather than mature bundled needles) drop off at this age as the new growth is pushing out. This is normal for this age and trees quickly develop a thick crown the following year.

The sugar pine is one of our personal favorite pine species because of its beautiful soft foliage and even growth. Mature trees are decorated with massive pine cones that hang from slightly weeping branches and drop large, edible seeds. Because of the open and drooping branching pattern, Sugar Pines are easy to spot growing on hot and dry hillsides in their native range.

In the landscape, Sugar Pines are very useful because of their drought and heat tolerance as well as slower growth compared to other pine species, which can quickly overshadow all the other plants in your landscape. Even though their eventual size is massive, they are well suited to smaller landscapes and are one of the most popular bonsai trees. Most trees will grow about six inches to one foot per year in height and take well to shaping and pruning in any style garden.

Sugar Pines are members of the White Pine group, which all have needles in groups of five.

Coming Across Massive Sugar Pines in the Wild
After backpacking for several days in the upper drainage of the Applegate, numerous massive Sugar Pine trees started appearing alongside the (almost non-existent) trail that towered over even the largest trees of other species in the forest. This fact was made even more impressive by the fact that the average tree throughout this forest seemed to be at least 100 feet tall - seeing Douglas-fir with diameters of 5-6 feet was actually quite common. But some of these sugar pines seemed to match the size of many large specimens of Coastal Redwood common throughout the coast of Northern California, the tallest of which are famous for being the tallest trees in the world.

These sugar pines must have been larger than at least half of the Coast Redwoods I had ever seen, and the lowest branches of these behemoths didn't start until well above the forest of Chinquapin some 40 feet above the forest floor. Piles of composted pine needles that surrounded the tree appeared to be up to three feet deep, the result of hundreds and perhaps thousands of years of needle drop. The trees truly seemed ancient, slowly growing and persisting through countless floods, droughts, and landslides. Hiking through these valleys for several days, a pattern seemed to appear in where these massive trees would grow. They were always in flat plateaus near the bottom of individual valleys but up against steep hills or cliffs. The steep terrain of the area protected these trees from logging, and the ample snow runoff during the summer months protected them from the severe wildfires common here during drought years.

For the fifteen or so giant Sugar Pine trees that can be found along the trail, these conditions must aligned perfectly to allow the trees to thrive and make a beautiful forest far more so. And after seeing specimens far more impressive than could be put into words, I ordered hundreds of seedlings to grow on and share with others, as well as plant around the nursery.

Sugar pine cones developing in mid-summer.
Source: Wikipedia.

Sugar pine cones developing in mid-summer.
Source: Wikipedia.

Sugar pine cones growing on a tree.
Source: Wikipedia.

Sugar Pine trees produce the world's largest pine cone!
Source: Wikipedia.

Potted Sugar Pine seedling.

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We are still counting inventory and posting each batch online as they come in out of the field. Most container-grown plants are counted by mid-November, field-grown plants and plug seedlings aren't usually counted and available until January or February.
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How Your Plants Are Packaged And Shipped

Washed Root vs. Bare Root


A bare root Sitka Spruce

A 2 gallon Sitka Spruce with all the soil washed away
Bare root and washed root are very similar but in the nursery trade typically bare root plants are trees which are grown in the field and dug up in the winter with no soil attached. These plants are typically cheaper due to lower growing costs and are popular for large projects where a large number of plants are needed. When the are dug they lose any roots that grew away from the main root ball and typically these plants will grow a little slower in their first year as they focus on producing new roots before returning to fast top growth. Despite the longer establishment period, bare root plants benefit from the root pruning and will produce a superior long-term root structure than washed root plants. Certain plant species and varieties that are prone to poor root system development are only available bare root for this reason. Bare root plants have high success rates but are not tolerant of planting directly into windy areas, especially with evergreen species as the remaining roots will not be sufficient to withstand drying winds. If you are planting in high-wind areas you should consider ordering washed root plants.

Washed root plants are grown in containers like one or two gallon pots in a standard nursery setting and can ship much earlier in the fall because we don't have to wait for deep winter dormancy before handling the plants. For shipping the plants are removed from their containers and the soil is gently washed off of the roots, preserving most of the small feeder roots. We make minor root pruning cuts to elimate clumps of circling roots from some plants but typically don't remove more than about 5-10% of the fine roots, compared to bare root plants which typically lose around 60-70% of the fine feeder roots. Washed root plants are much quicker to establish and are suitable for planting directly in windy locations but because of the higher growing costs and shipping weight will be more expensive than field grown bare root plants. Some plant species that are especially prone to root circling are not grown in containers but only in the field.

For most plant species we choose the growing method that has the highest success rate for that plant's root structure but some plants can be grown just as well either way so both forms can be listed for sale at once. Under the "availability" section for each plant variety any plants listed by container size (such as 1 gallon, 2 gallon, etc.) are washed root plants while plants listed by height (such as 20-30 inches tall) or any listing saying "field grown" are bare root plants.

Packaging Plants For Shipping


Most plants are shipped wrapped in newspaper, then moistened. Large bundles of plants can be shipped in a single long box.
Some plants, usually bamboo, are shipped in their container while others have their roots washed of soil and wrapped in damp paper and plastic. Most plant varieties can be shipped year-round, but sometimes certain plant species or large sizes do best when shipped dormant. You can order these to reserve yours during the summer and then they will be shipped in November when they are ready to go.

Your plants are placed in tight fitting boxes and strapped to the box so they don't move around and sustain damage. These are 3' tall Coast Redwoods.
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All Plants Are Guaranteed To Arrive In Good Condition

Any damaged plants will be replaced at no extra cost, all you have to do is send an email to info@lebeaubamboo.com and specify which plants were damaged. We have a great track record of providing excellent customer service and that is one of the main reasons customers keep coming back. We have years of experience shipping plants and have figured out the best way to ship the wide range of plant types we grow, each requiring its own packing method.

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Here's Why You Get The Best Plants From Us

Outdoor Grown Plants Are Tough
These plants have been grown outside and are far tougher than greenhouse-grown plants, which is the typical growing method of many other online sellers. When plants spend their live outsides they are already used to extreme temperature, humidity, and light fluctuations and have been hardened off against these conditions from day one. Tough plants are much better prepared for planting out and will perform far better in your landscape.

No Risk Ordering
Your plants are fully guaranteed to arrive safely or they will be replaced, no hassles. Just send us an email at info@lebeaubamboo.com for easy plant help. They are also guaranteed to be fully up to size - we only ship plants that have fully filled out their container. Often, online sellers ship plants that are 3.5 inch or quart sized but the most common size plants we ship are twice as big, fully filling out one gallon containers.

Year Round Shipping
By growing in containers rather than the field, shipping of one and two gallon plants is available within 1-3 days of ordering all year long for most plant varieties. Plus, container growing has the added benefit of low root disturbance, especially compared to typical bare root plants, and ensures much faster establishment in your landscape. Holding your order and shipping dormant in the spring or fall is also available which offers reduced shipping rates and allows for shipping of large two and five gallon plants up to 60 inches tall.
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