Pinus longaeva 'Sherwood Compact' / Sherwood Compact bristlecone pine
Pinus longaeva'Sherwood Compact' is a dwarf, narrowly conical, slow growing, dense selection of Great Basin bristlecone pine, with nice medium green needles, with no resin spots, and slightly shorter length than those typical of the species. A mature specimen will stand about 3 feet (90 cm) tall after 10 years and half as wide, an annual growth rate of about 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).
This cultivar originated as a seedling selection made in the early 1980s by Andy Sherwood of Gresham, Oregon. It is a choice example of a dwarf rendition of one of the the Earth's oldest living things.
Pinus longaeava 'Sherwood Compact'
Photo by Don Howse
Pinus longaeva 'Sherwood Compact' — Green Industry Images; copyrighted photograph; permission granted;
Photo by Ernie Wiegand