Species: Pinus aristata
Found on Course Walks
Map of plant locations
Several cultivars exist for this species, many are dwarfs and rare in cultivation.'Blue Bear', 'Blue Heron', 'Cecilia', 'Formal Form', 'Joe's Bess', 'Lemon Frost', 'Sherwood Compact'
Tree < 30 feet
8' - 20' (spread irregular - to 40')
shrubby and low, picturesque habit
Exceptionally slow growing.
Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)
Foliage can burn in cold, windy climates will not tolerate smoke-polluted air.
Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil; Prolonged periods of dry soil
See graphic below
In Northeast US white pine blight may cause browning of needles; generally insect problems are not chronic; possible problems may include dieback, rusts, blights, canker, aphids and more.
Bare Root Transplanting
Difficult to cultivate; best transplanted from container; one of the oldest living plants - some trees have been documented to be 4,000 years old. Native to southwest US.
Moisture Tolerance Graphic
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