Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow grower to 20 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Botanical Pronunciation:PY-nus FLEK-sil-is
Plant type:Conifer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
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 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:
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.