The Bristlecone Pine Tree is best used as a rock garden tree or as an accent plant. It makes a nice bonsai plant or a patio plant. The Bristlecone Pine Tree reaches heights of 8 to 20 feet. Some reports state that the Bristlecone Pine Tree is the oldest living plant on Earth. Estimates range from 2,000 to 7,000 years old.
Soil Type: Will succeed in poor, dry, rocky soils whether alkaline or acid. Dislikes shade and will not tolerate smoke-polluted air.