BRISTLECONE PINE

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BRISTLECONE PINE suitable for counties:
ARIZONA: Coconino
NEW MEXICO: Colfax, Mora, Taos
COLORADO: Boulder, Chaffee, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Lake, Mineral, Park, Rio Grande, Saguache, Summit, Teller

Bristlecone pine belongs to family of pinaceae plants, its species name is aristata. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Bristlecone pine has green foliage and bears purple colored flowers. Bristlecone pine booms in mid summer.The plant grows in conical form with single stem. Bristlecone pine is a slow growing plant, a mature Bristlecone pine can grow up to 40 feet. This plant is highly tolerant to draught conditions.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Purple
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Slow Height, Mature (feet) : 40
Drought Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 140
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -33 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Mid Summer
SHOW ALL PLANT CHARACTERSTICS

Reproduction

Bloom Period : Mid Summer Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Low Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 23040
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Medium
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : Medium
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : No Palatable Browse Animal : - -
Palatable Graze Animal : - - Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : Purple
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Dense
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Slow Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 15
Height, Mature (feet) : 40 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : Yes Lifespan : Long
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Conical
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : No Anaerobic Tolerance : None
CaCO3 Tolerance : Medium Cold Stratification Required : Yes
Drought Tolerance : High Fertility Requirement : Low
Fire Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 140
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Low
pH (Minimum) : 5.7 pH (Maximum) : 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 430 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 700
Precipitation (Minimum) : 60 Precipitation (Maximum) : 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 30 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -33

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Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA, Inyo National Forest.
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Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA, Inyo National Forest.
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Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA, Inyo National Forest.
bristlecone pine
Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA, Inyo National Forest.
bristlecone pine
Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA, Inyo National Forest.
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Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA, Inyo National Forest.
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