Bristlecone Pine

Pinus aristata

SKU
04704
This picturesque, cold hardy conifer makes an attractive centerpiece for the natural or woodland garden. Irregular, sweeping branches display tight bundles of short dark green needles and purplish-brown cones. Extremely slow growing; this shrub-like tree will maintain its size for years after planted in the garden. Ideal as a bonsai specimen. Native to the mountain regions of the southwestern United States. Drought tolerant.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-nus a-ris-TAH-tuh
LoreFirst hybridized by Toichi Itoh in 1948, The Itoh Peonies are a cross between woody tree peonies and herbaceous peonies. These exceptional intersectional hybrid varieties offer the best of both parents: Enormous flowers and foliage like that of a tree peony, with a prolific blooming habit, vigorous growth and stronger stems that hold up the large blooms without staking. Featuring a lush, substantial form during the growing season, the stems die back in the fall and must be cut back just as with the herbaceous peonies.
Average Size at MaturityExtremely slow growing, to 20 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Prefers lean, rocky soil with excellent drainage. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment.

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