Rocky mountain bristlecone pine seeds. Oldest living tree in the world! Bristlecone pines are the oldest single living organisms known. They two other species, (pinus balfouriana & pinus aristata) are also very long lived, though not to the extreme extent of the bristlecones. While they live up to 3,000 years old, the bristlecone pines can live up to a little over 5,000 years old. A very rare & beautiful bonsai. The green pine needles give the twisted branches a “bottlebrush” appearance, while the bristlecone’s “shallow, twisted, & disfigured root system and “dead woodlive wood ratio make’s it one of the most unique bonsai. Why use bristlecones for bonsai? Pines are considered to be at the top of the bonsai prestige ladder. While they are slow to achieve perfection, once they’re going, they are far easier to maintain and keep in peak condition. Pines require far less routine maintenance than is demanded by any others. In addition, they will stay green year round, maintaining that excellent appearance all year. For the best results, scarify by soaking in water for 24 hrs.
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The item “Bristlecone Pine (Pinus Aristata) Seeds OLDEST Living Tree in the WORLD! RARE” is in sale since Thursday, May 08, 2014. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Flowers, Trees & Plants\Bonsai\Seeds”. The seller is “subculture9″ and is located in Lincolnton, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.