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Limber Pine

Scientific name

Pinus flexilis


The Limber Pine is a medium sized, slow growing, and long lived coniferous tree species that can grow up to 15 m in height. The bark is dark gray and has blocky scaly plates. The needles are dark green to blueish green in colour and appear in bunches of five. The cones are cylindrical shaped, short stalked, and are about 10 cm long. Limber Pine provides valuable food and habitat to wildlife species like birds and small mammals. It is considered an adaptable and low maintenance tree species.

Planting conditions

Limber Pine grows best in dry to normal conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained, rocky soil. It is tolerant to drought, high wind, and dry low nutrient soil. It is very vulnerable to White Pine Rust disease. Limber Pine may be found naturally in high elevations, on the edges of grasslands, on rocky ridges and summits.


  • Plant height:
    • Any
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Basic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Eco Zone:
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
  • Plant type:
    • Tree
  • Height:
    • 15 m
  • Spread:
    • 2 m