Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf's Pyramid’

limber pine

  • © Iseli Nursery, Randall C. Smith

Outstanding Qualities

Soft, very blue evergreen needles with a distinctive twisting, a youthful narrow habit, and vigorous growth make this selection of limber pine ideal for a coniferous, vertical accent point in the garden.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: conifer

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 7

Flower Color: none

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established

Wildlife Associations: birds

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: gold, burgundy, variegated

Great Color Partners: silver, dark green, blue

Culture Notes
Limber pine grows best in full sun. It prefers well-drained or sandy soil, but will tolerate clay if the drainage is adequate. Once established it is completely drought tolerant. The roots are tolerant of restricted zones making it great for patio planters and large containers. Little pruning is needed to maintain its habit; remove dead, broken or poorly formed limbs. New growth can be broken in half or pinched out to create a denser more compact tree.