Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine Tree
Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine Leaf
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Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine Tree
Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine Leaf
Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine Additional Product Shot 559

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine
Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'

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Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine is a huggably soft native evergreen tree with branches so flexible, you can tie them in knots (but please don't!). This moderately fast-growing specimen tree looks like the ever-popular Eastern White Pine tree, but has bluer needles and stays much smaller, making it easier to integrate into your landscape without overwhelming the space. Plant it within a mixed conifer border to add its unique steely blue color and fine feathery texture to a handsome privacy screen that will dampen noise, block views into your yard, and provide food and shelter to birds and other local wildlife. In winter, you can dress it up with Christmas lights!

 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

The Story

Limber Pine calls a vast territory home, from Alberta, Canada through the Rocky Mountain States and into Northern Mexico.  It grows at elevations of up to 12,000 feet—to the “treeline,” beyond which no tree is able to grow.  An exceedingly long-lived tree, the oldest (in Colorado) is dated at 1,663 years.  The selection we offer arose in 1972 from Vermeulen Nursery of New Jersey—the same folks who brought us Royal Star Magnolia.  Peter Vermeulen discovered it as a chance seedling and named it after his manager, Rein Vanderwolf.

The Details

Who needs a gymnast when you can have a Limber Pine? So-named because of its ability to bend without breaking during bouts of heavy snow and icy conditions. Vanderwolf's Pyramid is a vigorous grower displaying an upright pyramidal habit. Long, dark blue-green needles decorate this superb evergreen. An awesome selection to be used as a specimen plant or as a screen.

How to Grow

Being a native of wind-whipped mountain peaks, this tree is one tough cookie, coping with dry, rocky soil, heavy snowloads, and frigid winds.  It does appreciate a more congenial site—say, one with regularly irrigated but well-drained soil.  And it does struggle in the heat and humidity of the Deep South.  Vanderwolf’s Pyramid makes a rather dense screen by nature, but as with all Pines, you can make the tree even fuller by snapping the new candles in half when they emerge in spring.  Of course, this does slow growth.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 25'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Medium-Fast
Leaf Color Blue
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Time Fall
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches Yes
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: A

Size A

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

3' tall. Grown in our #5 evergreen tree container in this size. Branched and full although not as full as traditional evergreens.

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Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine Tree
Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine Leaf
Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine Additional Product Shot 559