Pinus flexilis 'VANDERWOLF'S PYRAMID'

Pinus flexilis
Pinus flexilis 'VANDERWOLF'S PYRAMID'
Rocky Mountains white pine
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 5-9m
USUAL WIDTH 1-2.5m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:silvery-blue and blue-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

Rocky Mountains white pine is a North American pine species whose origin ranges through the Rocky Mountains of Alberta in Canada down to Colorado, USA. It has distinctively flexible young twigs and soft, blue-green to silvery-blue needles. Female cones are yellow-brown, 8-15 cm long, and are borne at the ends of the branches.

Vanderwolf’s Pyramid is probably the most commercially successful variety of Rocky Mountains white pine. It was introduced by the Vermuelen Nursery from New Jersey, USA, in 1972, and named after their general supervisor Rein. W.Vanderwolf. It has narrowly columnar habit and grows faster when young, slowing down as it gets older, beginning to form a teardrop shape. It is usually quite symmetrical without pruning. The needles are 5-9 cm long but not pendent, clear silvery blue. The plants keep them for 4-5 years and do not usually replace them by new foliage.

All pines love sunny sites and dislike wet ground. Though, white pine benefits from constant moisture and makes extra beautiful plants when it does not suffer from drought. Its root system is shallow but has strong lateral roots which can hold the plant even on the rocks which will not allow wind uproot the tree. It can live on either fertile of poor soil. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 10-02-2013
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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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