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Millcreek Limber Pine*

Pinus flexilis 'Millcreek'

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Millcreek Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis 'Millcreek') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Millcreek Limber Pine foliage

Millcreek Limber Pine foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A beautiful pyramidal evergreen tree, branches are extremely flexible, with attractive long, blue needles, noticeably denser than the species; very adaptable and durable, a good color accent tree for home landscape and garden use

Ornamental Features

Millcreek Limber Pine has attractive blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain 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

Millcreek 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.

Millcreek Limber Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Millcreek Limber Pine will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Ornamental Features