Bristlecone Pine Tree

Bristlecone Pine Tree

Bristlecone Pine Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Pinus aristata
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 7
Growth_Rate:   Very slow
Site Requirements:   Sun; range of soil types including poor sandy soil; drought tolerant
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Dwarf; shrubby; irregular spread; picturesque
Height:   8 to 20'
Weight:   10 to 15'
Leaf:   1 to 1.7" needles in bundles of 5; bluish green; often dotted with white resin
Flower/Fruit:   2 to 4" cylindrical cones
Comments:    Protect from drying winds; will not tolerate air pollution; good in rock gardens or as bonsai
Habit:   Evergreen
Cultivars:   --