This under-used pine, native to the western United States, is more tolerant of alkaline soils than the Eastern white pine. The dark blue green needles help this tree stand out in the landscape.
|Latin Name||Pinus Flexilis ‘Vanderwolf Pyramid’
|Color of Leaf||Dark green to bluish green needles|
|Shape of Leaf||3 1/2″ long in bundles of 5, short-stalked|
|Color of Flower||N/A|
|Shape of Flower||N/A|
|Fruit Characteristics||Brown cones up to 8″ long|
This tree is primarily found in the higher altitudes, such as the Rocky Mountains. This cultivar is faster growing than the original, and grows up narrowly, in a pyramidal shape. Its large cones are also very popular for decorative purposes.