Bristlecone Pine, Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Foxtail Pine, Colorado Bristlecone Pine, Hickory Pine Pinus aristata
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Bristlecone Pine, Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Foxtail Pine, Colorado Bristlecone Pine, Hickory Pine
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
Carson National Forest, New Mexico
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
In Stock: 2.3 lb
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Pinus aristata is a species of pine native to the United States . It appears in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and northern New Mexico , with an isolated population in the San Francisco Peaks in Arizona . It is usually found at very high altitudes, from 2500-3700 m, in cold, dry subalpine climate conditions, often at the tree line , although it also forms extensive closed-canopy stands at somewhat lower elevations. more...
* Extremely slow growing, 4' in 16 years, extremely long lived, to thousands of years--is yours a patient and stationary family?; shrubby, has great character even when young; blue-green foliage, needles to 1 1/2"; needs protection from dry wind in cold regions; bonsai and rock garden plant; native to southwest U.S. more...
* Plants have a very sparse root system and the sooner they are planted into their permanent positions the better they will grow. Trees should be planted into their permanent positions when they are quite small, between 30 and 90cm. We actually plant them out when they are about 5 - 10cm tall. more...