Pinus flexilis 'Extra Blue'

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Extra Blue Limber Pine

Height: 45 feet.

Spread: 35 feet.

Sunlight: full sun partial shade.

Hardiness Zone: 3b.


This handsome irregular pyrimidal pine is much bluer than the species; notable winter hardiness, also a good choice for urban conditions; rapid growing, its striking blue hue will stand out in any setting

Ornamental Features

Extra Blue Limber Pine has attractive steel blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain steel blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Extra Blue Limber Pine is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Extra Blue Limber Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;