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Bristlecone Pine

Botanical Name
Pinus aristata
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
7
Height
8 to 20 feet
Flowers
Monoecious
Fruit
Cone: cylindrical-ovoid, 2 to 4 inches, bristle-like prickle at the edge of each cone scale, dark purplish brown
Light
Full sun
Soil
In nature found in dry, rocky soils
Planting & Care
  • Intolerant of shade
  • pH adaptable
  • Not tolerant of pollution
  • Tolerant of wind
  • Long lived with very slow growth
Problems
Cankers, needle blights, scale, webworm, spittlebug, shoot borer
Varieties
  • Sherwood Compact - slow growing, 4 feet in 15 years

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