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Pinus flexilis

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Species Name: Pinus flexilis
Common Name: Limber Pine

Excellent container plant or bonsai. Long lived-- roughly 2,000 plus years! Dislikes shade. Broad crown. Drought tolerant.

Plant Family: Pinaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 25-50' H x 10'w"
Growth Habit: Single trunk, broad round canopy
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Sun or partial sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky, acidic
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 12,000'
Flower Season: Cones
Flower Color: Cones
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Highlands of the Sierra Nevada, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Range, Eastern Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Lodgepole, subalpine, bristlecone forests

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