Taylor's Sunburst Lodgepole Pine
Pinus contorta 'Taylor's Sunburst'
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
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.
Taylor's Sunburst planted at the Oregon Pride arboretum