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    Cesarini Blue Limber Pine

    Pinus flexilis 'Cesarini Blue'

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    Cesarini Blue Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis 'Cesarini Blue') at Hartman Companies

    Cesarini Blue Limber Pine

    Cesarini Blue Limber Pine

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Cesarini Blue Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis 'Cesarini Blue') at Hartman Companies

    Cesarini Blue Limber Pine foliage

    Cesarini Blue Limber Pine foliage

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  45 feet

    Spread:  35 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3


    The needles of this magnificent native are a brilliant powder blue color, and are at their most intense from summer through to winter; slow growing and smaller than the species making it a better choice for smaller yards

    Ornamental Features

    Cesarini Blue Limber Pine has attractive silvery blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery 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

    Cesarini 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.

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

    • Accent

    Planting & Growing

    Cesarini Blue Limber Pine will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 35 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.

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