This is the oldest known tree species in the world!The Bristlecone Pine, ‘Pinus aristata’, is a type of pine tree that can reach an age far greater than that of any other living thing known – up to 5,000 years! (Many of the trees living today were seedlings when the pyramids were being constructed.)It is dense in growth, and the shoots are set with dark, short needles, five per bundle. The cones are indeed tipped by slender spines or bristles.Looks aside, Bristlecone pine is famous because in its arid mountain home of Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, it can live for thousands of years. In cultivation it proves slow, bushy, dark and enduring of difficult sites. Bristlecone Pine is remarkable for its great age and ability to survive adverse growing conditions.The oldest known tree species in the world, Bristlecone Pine is a multi-trunked tree, and often gnarled and twisted by the elements. The crown of the bristlecone pine is rounded, and the branches and needles look somewhat like a bottle brush; needles are deep yellow-green, with blunt ends.Bristlecone pines can survive on the dolomite and alkaline layers of its habitat; few species can survive in this type of soil!* Cones tipped by bristles * Rounded crown * Very long survival.
One of the Tallest Pines – Great for WindbreaksThe Ponderosa Pine, Pinus Ponderosa, will grow on most soils including very sandy soils and sites with very little topsoil. Once established, it is very drought resistant.With good care, Ponderosa Pine trees will grow to a height of six feet in six years, starting with a 2 year old seedling. It is a tall stately tree that is widely used in windbreaks.The Ponderosa Pine is the most frequently planted of the large, long-needled native pines. The soft dark green needles, 6-10 inches long, are arranged in bundles of three. Cones are 3 to 5 inches long.Being a major source of timber, Ponderosa Pine forests are also important as wildlife habitat, for recreational use, and for aesthetic values. It is a slow growing, large evergreen that lives 300 to 600 years.Native to mountain and plateau regions of the U.S., the Ponderosa Pine develops a taproot early in life that enables the tree to survive stressful conditions such as extended drought.It is sometimes called Western Yellow Pine or Bull Pine. This evergreen conifer tree thrives in full sun and poor soil, and it is one of the tallest and most important timber pines in the western states.* Fast growing * For windbreaks * Drought tolerant.
Great evergreen for spatially challenged sites! She looked out of the chalet window at the snow-covered landscape. The little dark green tree stood out against the stark white background. Someone was wrapping it in Christmas lights. She could hear him humming a carol. I need that tree at home, she thought.You’ll think that too. The Swiss Stone Pine (Pinus cembra) is a perfect little evergreen for a smaller landscape or yard. It is a very slow grower, but it has a wonderful pyramid shape that makes an awesome living Christmas tree. But don’t let all of that Christmas imagery put you off. It looks great all year long!It is densely packed with rich green needles that make it work well in any setting, from modern contemporary to rustic woodland to country cottage. It is tailor made for a rock garden. This native of the mountains of Europe is a picturesque addition to any landscape.A row of Swiss Stone Pines makes a beautiful hedgerow. Or try them along a fence line or driveway. Botanic gardens use them as the focal point of large flower beds. They also do well in large pots and make great formal statements flanking a door or gate.Swiss Stone Pine will be a welcome addition to any garden, no matter what time of the year. They are easy to grow – no pruning required. Order yours today.* Evergreen* Great for small spaces * Dark green needles* Easy care and hardy* Good in rock gardens.
Long-Lived, Fast-Growing Pine TreeThe Eastern White Pine tree is a hardy evergreen that is long-lived and fast-growing. One would look spectacular as a specimen tree for your yard or even as a substantial hedge along the property line.Your Eastern White Pine, Pinus strobus, is a magnificent pine tree extensively used throughout much of North America. When young, it presents an elegant, pyramidal form that matures to a more spacious, irregular crown with age. Its 5-inch needles are soft to the touch and have a delicate bluish-green hue. The 8-inch long cones it produces are cylindrical in appearance, and your feathered friends will thank you for the seeds they provide.Eastern White Pine trees will grow to 80 feet in height with a 40 foot spread. It’s a generally low-maintenance tree that can be left to grow naturally, or you can prune it back a bit if need be. It’s tolerant of a variety of soils as well as deer and rabbits. Birds love it, and in fact wildlife in general will benefit from the shelter it provides. Eastern White Pine is long-lived and a vigorous grower, so you can expect to see results quickly and enjoy your tree for a long time. When small, you could also use this tree as a Christmas tree, as many people enjoy this variety for just that purpose.The Eastern White Pine is obviously an impressive evergreen with a lot to offer!* Evergreen * Fast-growing * Long lived * Hardy.
Classic Form, Fast Growing,Thrives on NeglectThe Scotch Pine tree (Pinus Sylvestris) is probably one of the best known and loved trees in the world. Even if you’ve never grown this tree in your yard, you’ve probably had it in your home. This evergreen is the classic Christmas Tree.The pyramid form and gray-green color complement any landscape. This is one of the most easy-going of all evergreens. It tolerates any soil and especially loves sandy or clay soils. It doesn’t shudder at the cold. It even thrives in Siberia, where the ground never thaws completely, so you know that it will do ok with your winter weather. About the only thing that will set the Scotch Pine back is too much shade. It needs a good amount of sun during the day to perform at its best.It can reach a height of six feet in six years with good care. It is a hardy tree that grows rapidly for a pine tree and tolerates prolonged drought. Practically thriving on neglect in full sun, Scotch Pine will anchor your border or foundation planting or soften the edges of your garage. And come Christmas time, well, it is truly unbeatable for that classic Christmas tree look, right?Nature Hills ships only the best quality specimens of this classic tree. Order yours today!* Hardy* Christmas tree* Fast growing .
Fast-Growing, Stately Pine Tree Loblolly Pine Trees, Pinus taeda, are some of the fastest-growing southern pines in the United States. One would make a dramatic shade tree for your yard, or plant several for a quickly established wind break. Your Loblolly Pine Tree is a remarkable tree of impressive stature. You can expect it to grow quickly, reaching its stately heights with a straight and true nature. As it reaches toward the sky, lower branches drop off, leaving an open, rounded crown with an evergreen appearance. The 6 to 10-inch long needles have a lively fragrance (leading to it sometimes being called Rosemary Pine). Its 2 to 6-inch light brown cones are a lovely accent and sometimes useful for craft projects. Reddish-brown, scaly bark appears to be attached in plates over the trunk, adding texture and definition to this already dramatic tree. Sometimes referred to as a “Bull Pine” for its massive size, you can expect your Loblolly Pine Tree to reach heights of 60 to 90 feet with a 40 to 50-foot spread. It’s highly prized for its use in pulpwood and lumber, and its resin also enjoys a rich history of being beneficial to our ancestors for medicinal uses. Your Loblolly will even be a friend to your wildlife. Deer and small mammals are sure to enjoy its rich seed harvest, and birds likewise use it for food and shelter. In fact, the endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker makes its home in the Loblolly Pine. Loblolly Pine is a common American tree. In fact, only the Red Maple is more common in the United States. With its varied uses, attractiveness to wildlife and general impressive stature it’s easy to see why a Loblolly Pine Tree would be a splendid addition to your yard this year. * Fast growing* Evergreen * Winter interest * Adaptive to a variety of soils * Drought tolerant * Fragrant * Wildlife interest* Deer Resistant .
The Japanese Black Pine, Pinus thunbergiana, is a highly adaptable tree and the most popular landscape tree in its native country!It is known for its striking, free form growth and expressive needles. It can handle a wide variety of different soil types and moisture conditions, and proves tough enough to thrive in adverse conditions. It is a moderate growing pine that can reach up to 80 feet tall and up to 40 feet wide. Its rugged nature and rapid growth make it a great choice for wind screens; can be trained into Bonsai forms or trimmed to accent any size garden.Its salt tolerance, makes it a great choice in coastal areas. Increasing in popularity because it is easy to maintain and virtually pest free, this beautiful dramatic Japanese Black Pine is a wonderful choice for any gardener!* Free form growth* Rapid grower* Bonsai.
The Most Widely Planted Pine in AmericaIn the 1930’s the Red Pine was planted all across the northern part of the U.S. and into Canada. It was prized then, like it is now, for its tall (up to 110 feet!) and super-straight trunks. Every telephone pole you see from New York to Seattle is made from Red Pine, just like they have been since the 30’s.So, if you’re looking for a tall, straight, majestic tree that thrives in the North, Red Pine is the answer. Living for up to 300 years, this tree grows strong, survives harsh weather and is easy to care for.Also called the Norway Pine, the Red Pine stands up to wind and snow like a champ. It self-prunes, so it drops dead branches as it grows. This means that it has a nice clean trunk as it grows older without excessive pruning needed on your part.These are perfect trees for windbreaks on large properties or for a year-round green in hard winter places. All they need is a sunny spot and well-drained soil and they are good to go.Nature Hills only sells strong, healthy, field-grown saplings so you won’t be disappointed. Order your red Pines today and enjoy them for many years to come. * Strong, straight trunks * Native evergreen * Easy care and hardy to zone 3.
Historic Tree with Exceptional AttributesLongleaf Pine, Pinus palustris, is an evergreen conifer. Plant one in your back or side yard for an exceptional landscape tree, and enjoy watching this heritage-rich tree thrive. Your Longleaf Pine is truly an amazing pine variety. Seedlings appear as if only tufts of grass for quite some time while the tree develops an extensive root system. When the time is right, Longleaf makes its move—shooting up as much as five feet in the first year of its upward growth. Its cones and needles are larger than other pines, with needles 12-18 inches long (thus its name “Longleaf”), and cones 7-10 inches. Needles appear in bundles of three in adorable tufts at the tips of the branches. The straight trunk is covered in a scaly bark that is brown with warm, orange overtones. New growth buds appear in silver/white-hued tones and are particularly attractive in the winter landscape—another decorative asset. Under optimal conditions, Longleaf Pine can grow up to 100 feet tall with a 3-foot diameter trunk. It’s a low-maintenance tree overall and even self-pruning, with branches growing straight and true. Longleaf Pine has a slow growth rate overall, but can live more than 300 years! Immune to decay and termites, it was extensively used in construction, its pitch used for tar and the gum extracted for turpentine. Longleaf Pine is a friend to nature as well–most notably, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker uses this tree for nesting cavities. Long beloved for its stately beauty and variety of uses, Longleaf Pines once dominated southern regions. The majesty of these trees was unparalleled. However, overexploitation has diminished the number of the Longleaf but spurred restoration initiatives to encourage an increase in their numbers. By planting a Longleaf Pine this year, you will be a part of the solution! * Tall and stately * Adaptive to a variety of habitats * Wildlife interest * Long-lived * Variety of uses * Self-pruning * Fire resistant.
Dwarf EvergreenThe Mugo Pine is a dwarf evergreen tree. Plant a few as an evergreen boarder along your home, or just one as a specimen plant in a side yard to offset seasonal plantings.Your Mugo Pine is a popular evergreen and increasingly used for more than just household foundation plantings. It’s often underestimated because it doesn’t have showy flowers or fall color. However, it does have a highly-adaptable nature, and is hardy and carefree while maintaining excellent color and form all year.In its mountain native habitat, the Mugo Pine can grow up to 20 feet tall. However, your Mugo Pine is a low growing variety, reaching 3 – 5 feet in height but spreading twice as wide. It has a dense growth habit and rounded nature. The 2-inch needles are dark green, providing a vibrant appearance year-round. In the mountains it often grows in rocky, shallow soil so you don’t have to worry about having particularly rich soil for your little evergreen to flourish. It’s very hardy and won’t give you any trouble or require special care.Your Mugo Pine adapts well to shearing, so you can feel comfortable pruning it into a tight, compact mound if you prefer or just keep it within particular confines. All in all, the Mugo Pine is an outstanding choice for a small shrub that will be a stable, standard feature in your yard year-round without any special care from you.* Evergreen* Hardy* Deer Resistant .
Thick Screen or WindbreakThe Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra, is a densely branched tree producing long dark needles. This evergreen conifer tree thrives in urban locations as well as in windbreaks in more rural settings.It does well in a variety of soils and is very hardy. The spreading branches of a young tree form a pyramidal outline, but at maturity, it sometimes achieves a picturesque flat topped head.This fast growing pine tree makes an attractive Christmas tree when sheared. It will tolerate limestone or acidic soils, dry rocky locations and windy conditions.Austrian pines are good for thick screens or windbreaks. For screen, space 6 feet apart. When placed in a good site it should reach 5 ft. in height in 6-7 years starting with a 2 year old seedling.Great tree for screening because it is dense!* Salt tolerant* Tolerant of urban conditions* 4 to 6 inch long needles.