Pinus aristata

Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Hickory Pine

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow, 16 year old plant 4'.
Mature Height - 8-20' possibly to 40' but only after many years
Mature Width - Irregular spread.
Longevity - Long, maturity 200-250 years This species is one of the oldest living plants on earth, estimates to 2000 years of age.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious
Fruit - Cones sissle, cylindrical-ovoid, brown 2-4" long, 1.5" broad.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Dark bluish green with white, evergreen.
Bark - Gray-green smooth when young, rust colored and fissured with age.
Other Features - Suitable for rock gardens, patio plant and Bonsai.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Will succeed in poor, dry rocky soils. Dislikes shade.
Native Habitat - Zones 4-7, Southwestern United States along Nevada-California border east through the highlands of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, North Arizona and North New Mexico. Introduced 1861.
Diseases and Insects - Many, but to name a few, Comandra blister rust, canker, Leafcast,Sawflies, Pine web worm, Pine Spittlebugs and Pine needle miner.
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