Bristlecone Pine

Pinus aristata
Size: #15
20-30 feet high x 15-20 feet wide
Irregular shape
Zone 2
Full Sun


Not available for the Early Order Sale

This pine has been documented to be one of the oldest living organisms in the world—some in the high Sierras are 6,000+ years old. We admire that kind of durability but we love its irregular, bushy growth habit with dark green needles dotted with white pitch. The branch form extends out from the trunk and then turns upward at the tips. A fantastic specimen in an evergreen cluster or as a back drop in a xeric garden. Do not plant this tree in a traditionally watered lawn area. May take centuries to reach maturity!

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