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Plant Details

Pinus aristata

Bristlecone Pine
Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Exposure: Sun
Plant Category: Conifers
Height: Minimum 15 feet , Maximum 20 feet
Width: Maximum 15 feet
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A very slow growing, small tree or shrub native to the White Mountains of California. Individual trees of this pine are known to be over 4,000 years old, with some estimated at 7,100; thus, they are the oldest living things on earth. Only grows 3-6" a year and after many years can reach a height of 20'. Fine, short, dark green needles are heavily marked with pitch exudations, creating a silvered effect. Growing at low elevations, the separated branches take on the look of long, fat, bottle brushes. Excellent for bonsai. Unique in the landscape.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:20 PM

This slow-growing, little pine of wind-torn mountain tops in the Rockies "is ever irrepressible ; extravagantly picturesque" (Muir); its blue-green needles are strikingly dotted with white resin flecks. Sun/Med-Dry-GdDrain

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:20 PM

Branches are densely covered with dark green needles with resinous white speckles. Slow growing can live a very, very long time.

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All Green Goods LLC Oregon City, OR Email now 503-928-9141 Container: 1
Blue Mountain Nursery LLC Damascus, OR Email now 503-658-1991 BB: 2 Container: 2
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  • Drakes Crossing Nursery Silverton, OR Email now 503-873-4932 Bare Root: X Seedling: 4
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  • Durkin's Nursery Beavercreek, OR Email now 503-781-7503 BB: X Liner: X
    Harold M. Miller Landscape Nursery Jefferson, OR Email now 503-399-1599 BB: 1
    Hash Tree Company LLC Princeton, ID Email now 208-875-1000 BB: X
    Highland Meadow Nursery Inc. Molalla, OR Email now 503-651-3810 Container: X
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  • Hopper Bros. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-651-2493 Bare Root: 2 BB: 1 Container: 1 Seedling: 2
    Moana Nursery Canby, OR Email now 503-266-8170 BB: X Container: X
    Peace of Mind Nursery Inc. West Linn, OR Email now 503-949-4944 BB: 1 Container: 1
    Rickel's Tree Farm Estacada, OR Email now 503-630-4349 BB: X
    Sester Farms Inc. Gresham, OR Email now 503-663-4844 Container: X
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  • Sobella Nursery Boring, OR Email now 503-801-5335 BB: X Container: X
    TSW Nursery Sales Inc. Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-4401 BB: X Container: X
    Western Evergreen Silverton, OR Email now 503-873-0119 BB: X Container: X Liner: X
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  • William Dillard Nursery Co. Damascus, OR Email now 503-665-0515 BB: 1
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