Tree Detail

Pinus flexilis


Pine, Limber

Pinus flexilis   

Category: evergreen tree   Size: medium

Mature Size: 30-45' x 25-30'

Zone: 2   Growth Rate: moderate

Foliage: 2.5 to 3.5 " long, dark blue/green needles

Elevation (if known): To 11,000'

Water: Prefers moist, well-drained soil but will adapt to harsher sites. Once established, drought tolerant.

Soil : Tolerates clay.

Sun: Full to part shade

Comments: So named due to flexible nature of branches. One of the most tolerant of cold, windy weather in the winter and is not cold damaged when most other Pines show needle browning. One of 5 native Colorado pines.


Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? yes   Native to: North America

Known Locations:

Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; S Group of State Foresters