full sun - part shade
slow, 4" annually
Pinus contorta var. latifolia 'Chief Joseph'
Chief Joseph Lodgepole Pine
'Chief Joseph' is a coniferous, evergreen, dwarf tree. This variety of the Lodgepole Pine was discovered by Doug Will in the Wallowa Mountains of Eastern Oregon, and named for the famous Nez Perce Indian leader Chief Joseph. Most of the year the needles are colored light green, but in the winter they turn to a spectacular, shocking gold! Must have very well-drained soil. Will shed some needles through the summer, typical of many pines. We get these beautiful pines directly from the discoverer, right here in Oregon.