lodgepole pine candles
Lodgepole Pine candles
lodgepole pine cones
Lodgepole Pine cones
lodgepole pine open habit
Lodgepole Pine in the open
lodgepole pine shape
Lodgepole Pine shape
lodgepole pine young
Lodgepole Pine young


Lodgepole Pine is common from shores to inland Mountain slopes in western North America. A few different subspecies exist depending on the habitat, (P. latifolia) being the most common for timber. The tree is tall and narrow in shape within the forest, or more widespread in open areas. With a relatively fast growth rate, it can establish open sites with unfavorable conditions and poor soil. Needles are generally bushy with sharp-tipped cones.

Growing From Seed

Growing from seed is one of the most economical and satisfying ways to build a native plant garden. The table shows brief planting instructions, including how long and what kind of stratification this plant needs. For further information on stratification and seed preparation please refer to our article: Preparing To Grow Wild Plant Seeds

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Growing From Plants

Seedlings are a more economical option than established plants and an easier start than growing from seed. Our plants are shipped in soil blocks or plug trays. Plants do surprizingly well in the mail but need special care upon arrival. Please see Planting Mail Order Seedlings for information on how to plant and care for seedlings.


We currently ship within the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, and it usually takes 2-5 business days in the mail once shipped. Seeds ship year-round. Plants are generally available from May to September and can be reserved during off season; Shipping costs are calculated during checkout. Seed orders over $100 ship free! See Shipping for more details.