Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Hickory Pine
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow, 16 year old plant 4'.Mature Height - 8-20' possibly to 40' but only after many yearsMature 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 - MonoeciousFruit - 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.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
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.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Pine.- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.- Other plants of the genus Pinus.- Other plants of the species Pinus aristata.