Pinus aristata | Bristlecone Pine

Bristlecone Pine is a Colorado native, well known as being one of the oldest organisms on earth, living more than 4,000 years. They develop into gnarled, twisted specimens in tough locations in the wild. Very slow growing, it becomes a small tree of great character. Prefers low-water locations and must have well drained soil, so keep out of lawn areas. Accepts sandy to heavy clay soils, and poor soils. Canopy coverage: 177 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -20F

Growth Rate: slow

Height: 25 feet high

Width: 15 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green, blue-green