Scientific Name: Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'
Common Name: limber pine, Vanderwolf's pyramid pine
Family Name: Pinaceae
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, Garden origin, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 4 - 5m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Native planting, Screening, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Tall background, Wind break
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Leaves: Needle-like, Fascicles, Soft flexible, Acicular
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Aug-Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Needles 5 per fascicle, 4-9cm long x 1-1.5mm wide, twisted, silvery blue-green, persistent for 5-6 years; male cones red; female cones yellow-ochre, ovoid 7-15cm long; seeds 10-15mm long, brown, wingless or nearly so. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>