Pinus ponderosa 'Pondy' / Pondy ponderosa pine

[RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers, Auders & Spicer] A globose dwarf ponderosa pine with light, blue-green needles that are smaller than those of the species. Originated before 2002 through Jerry Morris and is part of the Jerry Morris Collection of Rocky Mountain Conifers.

Pondy grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) annually, and will form a nicely formed 5-foot (1.5 m) tall small tree after ten years of growth. Best use is in the smaller garden in full sun. This conifer will tolerate rocky, dry soil beautifully.

a six-year-old specimen of Pinus ponderosa 'Pondy' at Glacier's End Arboretum, Olympia, WA; photo taken in 2013.
Photo by David Olszyk
Pondy Ponderosa Pine, a close up showing needle and bud detail.
Photo by David Olszyk