Limber Pine #5

SKU: 19907 Category:

$149.99

Botanical Name: Pinus Flexilis

A loose and delicate evergreen tree, well named because the unique branches are extremely flexible, with long, soft needles, surprisingly adaptable and durable, makes a great windbreak

Plant Categories: Tree, Ornamental Tree, Shade Tree, Evergreen Tree, Coniferous Tree


Water Requirements
Dry, Average


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade


Plant Height
50 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
30 Feet

Advantages:

Appropriate For Xeriscape Plantings

Native Plant

Noteworthy Shape

Provides Winter Interest

Noteworthy Foliage

Interesting Bark

In stock

Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone3a
Growth RateSlow
Recommended Pruning MethodOnly Prune New Growth

Foliage

Foliage TypeEvergreen
Plant FormRound

Flowers

Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryPine
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Shade, Windbreak

Details

Planting & Growing

Limber Pine will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more, think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

Landscape Attributes

Limber Pine is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Limber Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Shade, Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Ornamental Features

Limber Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.