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PINUS ARISTATA - Bristlecone Pine

Price:
$13.95
SKU:
PINARI012
Availability:
November - May
Size:
1-2 ft. Branched
Form:
Tree (Evergreen)
Plant Hardiness:
Zone 5 (-10 to -20 °F)   USDA Map
Common Names:
Bristlecone pine, hickory pine

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Product Description

Evergreen conifer tree with a slow growth rate.  Small, almost shrub-like tree. Tree grows exceedingly slowly. Eventually, the trunk can become very thick. This may be one of the most long-lived species in the world. Some specimens in the White Mountains of Eastern California have been estimated at 5000 years. Needles persist for about 15 years!  Bristly, sharp projection at the end of each cone scale give the plant its name.

  

Zones: 4 - 7     Native to: Southwestern USA     Size: 8-20' tall by 10-20’ wide

Needles:  color: dark blue-green     size: 1-1.2"     

Fruit:  type: cone     size: 2-4" 

Uses:  landscaping, patio garden, rock garden, bonsai

Culture:  Grows well in poor, rocky soils. Prefers full sun and will not tolerate air pollution. Candles (new growth) should be pruned in spring.

Tolerances:  sun, drought, dry soil, rocky soil, acidic soil, alkaline soil, nutrient poor soil


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