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Limber Pine

Botanical Name
Pinus flexilis
Min Zone
Max Zone
30 to 50 feet
15 to 35 feet
Monoecious, male flowers are clustered, female flowers solitary or in 2's or 3's
Cone: heavily scaled, sap covered, 3 to 5 inches
Full sun to part shade
Moist, well-drained, adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Adaptable to dry soil and wind once established
  • Better tolerance of salt spray than other 5-needled pines
  • Less troubled by pests than other pines
  • Branches are flexible and less prone to storm damage
  • Needles are held up to 6 years on tree
Cankers, needle blights, scale, webworm, spittlebug, shoot borer
  • Vanderwolf's Pyramid - bright blue-green needles on a pyramidal tree, good specimen
  • Glauca Pendula - prostrate spreading habit, blue-green needles, grown as a groundcover or small tree
  • Extra Blue - very good blue color, pyramidal habit, 25 feet tall by 15 feet wide

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