Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata) is an iconic and resilient evergreen conifer renowned for its longevity and ability to thrive in harsh environments. Native to the high mountainous regions of the American West, particularly in the Southwestern United States, it boldly endures extreme temperatures, rocky terrain, and low-nutrient soils.
*4 year potted available year round until sold out.
*3 year bare root available Late February- May.
This majestic tree, known for its striking appearance, often grows at high elevations between 5,000 to 10,000 feet, where it develops its distinct gnarled and twisted trunk. Its unique aesthetic is complemented by short, needle-like leaves that range from deep green to an enchanting blue-green hue. Grows 8-20 foot tall and 10-15 foot wide.
Makes a great bonsai tree. It is also ideal for xeriscaping and rocky landscapes, the Bristlecone Pine requires well-drained soil and thrives in full sun, showcasing its resilience in USDA zones 4 to 9.