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Bristlecone Pine vs Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus aristata

Pinus cembra

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Bristlecone Pine
Swiss Stone Pine

Bristlecone Pine is a small to medium evergreen with an irregular habit and contorted branches.

This extremely long-lived tree is relatively low maintenance and drought-tolerant.

It is known for its deep green to blue-green needles flecked with white resin, and its thin, scaly, grey-brown bark. Because it is extremely slow-growing, Bristlecone Pine is well suited to smaller properties.

Swiss Stone Pine is a hardy, slow-growing evergreen. Narrowly pyramidal while young, this long-lived tree is adaptable to many soil types. Due to its shape and density, Swiss Stone Pine is a versatile shade or accent tree.

Although our pictures don't show it, this seldom seen tree is among the most attractive conifers we have seen and is likely why it is the most chosen tree used for memorials or dedications in public parks.

Swiss Stone Pine is also sought after for the large seeds it produces. They are often used as other pine nuts are and are tasty in pesto. It is also a favourite of bonsai growers.

BRISTLECONE PINE QUICK FACTS

SWISS STONE PINE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: green
Growth rate: extremely slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: colorado bristlecone pine, foxtail pine, hickory pine, rocky mountain bristlecone pine


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no