Pinus strobiformis 'Loma Linda' / Loma Linda Piño Enamo pine
Pinus strobiformis'Loma Linda' is a broadly pyramidal selection of Southwestern White pine with long, soft bluish-green needles and multiple buds which create a denser-than-normal growth habit. 'Loma Linda' will grow a bit over 7 inches (18 cm) per year, resulting in a fluffy small tree 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and half as wide after 10 years in the landscape.
This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found by Jerry Morris in New Mexico near La Junta canyon across from the Loma Linda ranch. The broom measured 6 feet (2 m) tall and wide and was 40 feet (12 m) high in the host tree. It's original provisional name was Pinus flexilis [#32], the species was later corrected and provisionally renamed Pinus strobiformis [#2].
Pinus strobiformis 'Loma Linda' at Denver Botanical Garden, Colorado.
Photo by David Olszyk
Pinus strobiformis 'Loma Linda' — a lush young specimen.
Photo by Alex Ruchelman
For Pinus strobiformis ‘Loma Linda’ your information indicates it is a zone 8 plant but the photo shown indicates the location is Denver, Colorado which is in zone 5a or 6b. Which is correct?