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Pinus flexilis

Limber pine

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Features

  • Height8m to 21m
  • Spread6m to 10m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Pinus flexilis (Limber pine). This is a slow growing pine which is suitable for containers or planting in a rock garden. The 5 sheath needles are about 3inches long and dark green. The cones are about 5inches long.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Origin

Rocky mountains

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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