Pinus aristata
Plants of the Southwest

Pinus aristata

Bristlecone Pine

With prickly cones and branches dense with needles - that have white dots of resin - Bristlecone Pine grow 7,500 ft. to treeline and give gnarled testimony to the harsh weather and their great age - 5,000 years old. They and Creosotebush are among the oldest living creatures. Wonderful bonsai look. Grows slowly 30-60 ft. No pretreatment necessary though cold stratification for 1 month may help. Zones 2-7.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 234567


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