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Domingo Limber Pine

Pinus flexilis 'Domingo'

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Domingo Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis 'Domingo') at Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.

Domingo Limber Pine

Domingo Limber Pine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Domingo Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis 'Domingo') at Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.

Domingo Limber Pine foliage

Domingo Limber Pine foliage

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Height:  25 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

This handsome, broadly pyramidal tree has a soft bluish-green color; notable winter hardiness, and also a good choice for urban conditions; rapid growing, its striking hue will stand out in any setting

Ornamental Features

Domingo Limber Pine has attractive bluish-green-variegated powder blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain powder blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Domingo Limber Pine is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Domingo Limber Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent

Planting & Growing

Domingo Limber Pine will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features