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PINUS flexilis 'Glauca Pendula'
Rapidly forming a low dense irregular mass of sprawling branches, this prostrate evergreen is one of numerous selections of limber pine, a hardy small to medium-sized tree from mountains of western North America.
The long, supple, bluish-green needles of this pine are held in bundles of five toward the tips of long lax branches. The needles have conspicuous white lines on their upper surface. In spring, plants may produce tiny male cones and large female cones near the branch tips. The yellowish brown female cones mature in 2 years, dropping soon after they shed their seed.
Rather sparse and gaunt when young, this cultivar soon forms a dense wide-spreading network of winding, flowing branches. It is sometimes grown as a grafted weeping tree.
This tough, handsome pine favors full sun and well-drained soil. It fares poorly in hot climates. Its striking sprawling habit suits it as a specimen plant or novel ground cover. Like many other five-needle pines, limber pine is vulnerable to white pine blister rust, a fungal disease accidentally introduced from Europe.
7 - 1
3 - 7
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m
8'-15' / 2.4m - 4.6m
Western United States, Canada, Mexico
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Blue Green
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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