Shore Pine pinus contorta contorta

Shore pines are usually small and contorted, as their name (pinus contorta) implies, when growing along the windswept coast. In more hospitable conditions, they can reach 100 feet high, growing more like their telephone pole straight cousin, the lodgepole pine (also pinus contorta).

Below, pinus contorta trying to live up to its name in the native garden.