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PlantFiles: Single-leaf Pinyon, Bristlecone Pine
Pinus monophylla

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Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pinus (PY-nus) (Info)
Species: monophylla (mon-oh-FIL-uh) (Info)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Trees
Conifers

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Aromatic

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Malus2006 On Mar 20, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Possible zone 4 hardy, even 3b but needs protection - may be more for the West US than Eastern - possible need dry winters.

Positive payneinARK On Sep 25, 2005, payneinARK from Greenwood, AR wrote:

Young two foot tall I dug from mountains of central nevada (Alta Toquima range) 5 years ago loving the humidity and summer rain of Nw Arkansas, growing like crazy.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Huntington, Arkansas



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