Limber Pine ‘Vanderwolf Pyramid’

Arbor walk #72

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.

Name Limber Pine
Latin Name Pinus  Flexilis ‘Vanderwolf Pyramid’
Type Adaptive
Diameter 5.25″ dbh
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
Bark Characteristics Gray
Foliage Type Evergreen

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.

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