20 Bristlecone Pine

Bristlecone Pine, Pinus Aristata

The Bristlecone Pine is native to Colorado and grows naturally at higher elevations. Here they can be long lived trees reaching up to 4000 years old. Needles persist on branches for many years giving it a "foxtail" look with small white resin flecks on the dark, dense foliage. In landscaped yards these trees can grow up to 12 inches per year reaching a height of 25 feet with a spread of 20 feet.