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, no resin spots, and slightly shorter than those typical of the species. A mature specimen will be about 3 feet (90 cm) tall after 10 years and half as wide, a growth rate of about 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selection in the early 1980s by Andy Sherwood, Gresham, Oregon. It is a choice example of a dwarf selection of one of the the oldest living things on Earth.

Pinus aristata 'Sherwood Compact'
Photo by Don Howse
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Photo by Ernie Wiegand