Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine

Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'

A fast growing, but compact evergreen conifer with beautiful, twisted silvery blue-green needles and an upright form. The needles have a strong but pleasant fragrance when crushed.

Power Line Approved: No

Min. street tree planting width: 8 feet

Mature Height: 30 feet

Mature Spread:15 feet

Tree Shape: Pyramidal

Where to Plant:
Perfect yard tree, even in smaller yard spaces because of its somewhat narrow growth habit.

Attractive twisted silvery blue-green needles.

Cones are 3-6 inches long.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun. Prefers moist well drained soils.

Potential Problems:
No significant pest or disease issues, but it is susceptible to white pine blister rust. Avoid planting near currants and gooseberries, which are the alternative host for the disease.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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