STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm | Sun: 10am-4pm

Blue Limber Pine

Categories: ,

A loose and delicate evergreen tree, well named because the unique branches are extremely flexible, with long, blue needles; very adaptable and durable, a good color accent tree, needle color is more reliably bluish than the species

Characteristics

Species:
flexilis
Average Landscape Height:
50 feet
Average Landscape Width:
30 feet
Genus:
Pinus
Cultivar:
Glauca
Branching:
excurrent
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
only prune new growth
Summer Foliage Color:
sea green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
average
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Blue Limber Pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The shaggy gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Limber Pine is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Blue Limber Pine will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

PREVIOUSLY VIEWED ITEMS

Optional section for additional body copy.