• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow grower to 20 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-nus FLEK-sil-is
    Plant type:Conifer
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 21
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower to 20 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Design IdeasThis Pine produces fluffy foliage that resembles a Cedar from a distance. It is remarkably resilient and an important component in Midwestern shelterbelts and windbreaks. Adapts well to dry conditions in the West, both in semidesert and mountain foothill regions where soils are thin and poor. Makes a very graceful single specimen for front yards, parks or expansive estate-sized landscapes.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    This is a moderately sized forest tree that is native to a large range of the Rocky Mountains from Wyoming to New Mexico and into parts of California and the most of the west. It was first identified and classified by Rocky Mountain plant collector and botanist, Edwin James, 1797-1861. It was strangely misclassified later into its own genus as Apinus flexilis by Per Axel Rydberg, 1860-1931, while he was with the New York Botanical Garden. This patented variety is not doubt an offspring or sport of P. f. glauca due to the blue-green foliage, and may be the only widely grown form of this species in cultivation today.