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Latin Name: Pinus aristata
Forestart Reference: PIARI1

Aristata is a large shrub or small tree with leaves in groups of 5 which are flecked with white resin, looking like dandruff. It has slender bristle like cones. Some specimens in the wild are over 2500yrs old

Common Name: Bristlecone Pine
Native:  The Rockies, USA
Provenance: New Mexico
Size and Spread (10yrs): 1.8m. slow growing 
Treatment required: Moist pre-chill of 3-9wks at 4degC
Germinal Seeds/ kg:  40,000
Ideal sowing period: Spring
Soil Conditions: Most soils except shallow clay. Not too moist
Planting instructions: In the wild it is found in
cold sub-alpine conditions. Plant in sun.

Mature Height: 10m eventually 


Availability: Currently out of stock

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