Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine Trees for Sale Online
Vanderwolf Pine or Limber Pine produces soft foliage that resembles a Cedar from a distance.
These Limber Pines adapt well to dry conditions in the West, both in semi-desert and the mountain foothill regions where soils are thin and poor. These trees are ideal as windbreak hedges. Additionally, these pine trees make for a very graceful single specimen for front yards, parks, or large landscapes.
20 to 25 feet
12 to 15 feet
3-5 feet year
How to Care for Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine
Never plant trees deeper than originally planted in the pot. Doing so can cause rotting of the stem and death to the tree. Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine are very drought tolerant, however they grow very slow without adequate water. Staking young trees is recommended. When tying trees to stakes remember the tree will continue to grow. Loosely tie the Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine with several twist ties to allow for growth. Check trees every three months and loosen as needed. If this is not done, the twist tie will grow into the tree causing injury. The one question that comes up often, “when is the best time to plant.”? For the most part, container trees can be planted year around, provided the ground isn’t frozen. Below Virginia many nurseries and Christmas tree growers field plant year around, weather permitting. When planting a potted Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine, remember the only water source the tree has, is its small root ball, and all the water the tree uses must come from there until new roots can grow into the surrounding soil.
Frequently Asked questions
What is the growth rate of the Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine?
Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine grows slower than its eastern cousins and once established gains more than 2 feet of height every year. However, the tree more commonly reaches mature heights of 20 to 25 feet with a spread of up to 15 feet. Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine is a versatile native tree that thrives in bright sunlight or light shade. In its natural environment, the tree grows in mountainous regions. Although the tree grows in nearly any moist, well-drained soil, it doesn't tolerate soggy, poorly drained areas. Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine makes an effective medium height windbreak.
Can I use Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine as a Privacy Screen?
Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine is hardy to Zone 4. It is a pyramidal tree, which can reach up to 25 feet tall and up to 15 feet wide which makes it good for tall screen. It is graceful, and somewhat open in habit of growth. Give Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine trees ample room, to allow for symmetry of growth. It grows well in a variety of soils, but prefers good drainage. The Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine tree is great if you need to create fast privacy for your home but want some interest as well. It's a medium growing tree growing around 1 to 2 feet per year where its happy. We recommend planting Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine in a line with about 10 feet apart from each other to create quick privacy, however they can be planted at 15 to 20 foot intervals if you don't mind waiting a bit for privacy. When planting alone the tree takes on a pyramidal shape and can be grown as a specimen tree to break sight-lines. Double row plantings of Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine are a great way to not only create privacy but to reduce noise from a busy roadway adjacent to your property for example.
How do I fertilize the Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine?
We recommend when planting your Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine to use Bio-tone starter fertilizer by Espoma. We have tried many so called “starter fertilizers” over the years and have come to rely on Bio-tone exclusively for our own use. Simply mix the recommended amount of Bio-tone into the back-fill soil and water in generously when back-filled. Bio-tone® Starter Plus is an all-natural plant food that is combined with a stronger concentration of our beneficial bacteria along with both endo and ecto mycorrhizae. Basically the “good” fungus in Bio-tone colonizes on the growing roots of your newly planted plant and does not allow disease causing fungus to attack the new roots. It has also shown promise in stimulating the growth of the new roots which means quicker establishment for you plant. After establishment and during the following years we recommend Holly-tone used at the recommended rates. It is also organic and slow release which will feed your trees the proper amount of nutrients over a period of time rather than all at once which can burn the root tips and actually have the opposite effect of slowing down plant growth. It also will help to maintain the acid level in the soil that Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine need to thrive.
How do I prune the Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine?
Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine trees take on a tall, broad-based, pyramidal shape if left un-pruned. However, a young tree can be trained and its growth restrained if pruning is done on a regular basis. The Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine does best when grown with a single leader and extra main stems should be removed at planting. The tree's overall growth can be controlled by pruning its side branches annually, cutting back each branch back by about one-third, and by topping the tree slightly during each pruning session. Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine trees also respond well to light pruning or shearing later in the growing season, at any time between spring and early-to-mid summer. However, avoid pruning a tree in late summer or fall, since pruning stimulates new growth, which is tender and easily damaged by dropping temperatures in fall and winter.
How do I mulch the Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine?
We highly recommend that you mulch your plants with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant. as the tree begins to mature you'll find it will start to produce its own mulch in the form of fallen needles or "Pine Straw". In September and October, this pine “sheds “all of its needles that grew out the previous year. This is normal and is actually a sign of a healthy Vanderwolfs Pyramid Limber Pine. These needles make excellent mulch and can be either left in place or raked up and used to mulch other acid loving plants.