Bristlecone Pines - Pinus Longaeva

The Bristlecone Pine

Common Name:  Bristlecone Pines
Scientific Name Pinus longaeva    
Height: 5 -16 m
Span: 3-5 m
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Tolerance: Full Sun 
ABP Index:  4.5 (Aesthetics 4.5, Solidarity 4.5) 

The bristlecone pine is one of the longest-living species in the world. Some of the bristlecone pines have lived for almost 4800 years. They preserve the moisture every season and grow slowly. The bristlecone pines are found in high altitude and elevations. The common height of bristlecone pines is 5-16 m and they mostly grow in rocky areas. The male cones, which is also called catkin is red-purple in color while female cones are dark-purple in color. The span of the bristlecone pine grows continuously resulting in gigantic trunks. The beauty of this plant comes from the aged thick trunk which resembles the art of Jin or deadwood in Bonsai terms. The grandfather of all plants - Bristlecone Pines.

Full Grown Bristlecone Pine

  Bristlecone Pine Male cones

  Bristlecone Pine Female cones 

  Gigantic Trunk of Bristlecone Pines

  Bristlecone Pine Female cones

  Bristlecone Pine Male cones

 Bristlecone Pine Young Sapling

 Full Grown Bristlecone Pines

 Bristlecone Pine Foliage

Huge Bristlecone Pine trunk

Video on Bristlecone Pines:

For More Information:
Arkive Bristlecone Pines 
Gymnosperm-Bristlecone Pines 

No comments:

Post a Comment

LIKE us on Facebook