SelecTree: Tree Detail

LIMBER PINE
Pinus flexilis

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park - Berkeley, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Drought resistant.

Native to Western United States.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Weeping with a High Canopy.

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 50 feet.

Width: 15 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Beige or Orange Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.

Bark Black or Dark Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Oak Root Rot, Root Rot and White Pine Blister Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Bonsai or Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus flexilis Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-flexilis >

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