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Limber Pine

Botanical Name
Pinus flexilis
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
7
Height
30 to 50 feet
Width
15 to 35 feet
Flowers
Monoecious, male flowers are clustered, female flowers solitary or in 2's or 3's
Fruit
Cone: heavily scaled, sap covered, 3 to 5 inches
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
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
Problems
Cankers, needle blights, scale, webworm, spittlebug, shoot borer
Varieties
  • 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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