| Southwestern White Pine, Limber Pine, Border Limber Pine, Border White Pine, Mexican White Pine|
Southwestern white pine is one of the loveliest and rarest Texas pines, with bluish-green needles and light silvery younger bark. It grows high on rocky slopes in the Davis and Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas, sometimes to 90 feet tall. Its needles are finely serrated, 3 to 6 inches long, in clusters of five. The cylindrical cones are 2 1/2 to 10 inches long and without prickles on the scales.
Plant Habit or Use: upright conifer large tree
Flower Color: reddish to reddish purple cones
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: yellow-brown to rich brown cylindrical cones 2 1/2 -10 in. long
Height: to 90 ft.
Width: to 60 ft.
Plant Character: evergreen
Heat Tolerance: high medium
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: adaptable
Additional Comments: True limber pine, P. flexilis, occurs in the northern highlands of New Mexico.