Pinus aristata

Pinus aristata
Pinus aristata 
Bristolcone pine
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-6m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
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Bristolcone pine is one of the most fantastic and luxury looking conifers ever. This species comes from North America and it is said to belong among the oldest and long-lived trees of our planet. They can grow for thousands of years - a tree in Colorado was dated as 2,435 years old in 1992.

It has deep green, 2-4 cm long, evergreen needles with a silver stripe in the middle, covered with profusion of resin flecks. The unique feature of this pine which makes it different from all other pines is that the needles persist on the tree for 16 up to 20 years! This fact results in an extremely dense and bushy habit without bare branches. Only very old trees loose needles on their think branches revealing the orange-red, smooth bark.

It grows very slowly, a 20-year-old specimen can reach a little over 2m and a similar spread. As every pine this one, too, loves an open site with a lot of sun and preferably drier soil that should be kept moist only a few months after transplanting. It is not fussy about soil pH or amount of nutrients. Just do not over fertilize it. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4), possibly more.

Last update 21-01-2012
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Pinus aristata height 60-80 cm, width 40-50 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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