Pinus contorta ‘Hexe Fingers’

Pinus contorta ‘Hexe Fingers’ (“Witch fingers”) is a new cultivar that was grown from a seed obtained from a Pinus contorta witch’s broom cone that was found in the wild, up in the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The broom itself was in poor health so we only retrieved the cones to obtain the seeds. We chose this lodgepole pine seedling because it has an interesting miniature growth pattern and witch’s finger-like buds from late summer until it pushes the following spring! It is a very nice looking cultivar that is taking on a natural bonsai like habit!

Lodgepole pine "Witch" fingers reaching for a bug for dinner.
‘Hexe Fingers’ grabbing a bug for dinner! Yum!
Numerous clusters of "Witch" finger buds on cultivar Pinus contorta 'Hexe Fingers'.
Pinus contorta ‘Hexe Fingers’ cultivar with numerous clusters of “witch fingers”!
Pinus contorta 'Hexe Fingers' spring push with natural bonsai form.
Pinus contorta ‘Hexe Fingers’, a natural bonsai habit with a nice spring push
Pinus contorta 'Hexe Fingers' new growth
Pinus contorta ‘Hexe Fingers’ new growth