Great Basin Bristlecone Pine

Pinus longaeva

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pinus (PY-nus) (Info)
Species: longaeva (lon-GAY-vuh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Conifers

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Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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Foliage:

Evergreen

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Regional

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

Cleveland, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 23, 2017, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Per Jan Emming of Destination:Forever Ranch and Gardens, a 40 acre desert botanical garden/sustainable living homestead in Arizona:
"Great Basin bristlecone pine trees (Pinus longaeva) are the oldest known individual living organisms on earth. Found at high elevations in the Great Basin mountain ranges of Nevada, California, and Utah, a number of these marvelous trees have been documented as being almost 5000 years old, with one individual in Inyo County, California recently having been confirmed as being a minimum of 5,060 years old in 2012. These ancient individuals might actually be slightly older, however, as there are harsh years in which no growth ring may produced whatsoever, meaning a skipped year in the wood ring record every few centuries or so, making them probably at lea... read more

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On Aug 26, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

The oldest known living specimen is the "Methuselah" tree, 4,789 years, age verified by crossdating, sampled by Schulman and Harlan in the White Mountains of CA. An age of 4,844 years was determined post-mortem (after being cut down) for specimen WPM-114 from Wheeler Peak, NV.

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