CT DR EcoR
Habit: Pyramidal when young, broadly oval with an uneven crown when mature
Mature Height: 50 to 80 feet
Mature Width: 20 to 40 feet
Soil: Acidic, Well-drained
Light: Full to Part Sun
Growth rate: Fast, about 24″/year
Landscape Value: Excellent specimen tree. Makes a good Christmas tree and windbreak. Plant in areas with adequate space to accommodate future growth. Can be planted as a hedge and sheared regularly to control growth.
Large evergreen with bundles of 5 thin, soft, blue-green needles that remain on the tree for 2 to 3 years before dropping in the fall. Produces male pollen cones in whorled clusters at the tips of branches and paired, cylindrical female cones that grow to 8 inches and have scales with white resin tips. Cones are produced when trees reach 5-10 years of age; female cones remain on the tree for 2 years. Smooth gray to gray-green bark, becomes furrowed with age. Intolerant of clay soils, compacted soils, alkaline soils, many air pollutants, and salt. Provides shelter for songbirds and small mammals.
2 gallon pot, 18-24 inches tall
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photo by Julie Makin)
Missouri Botanical Garden
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info (photo by Peter M. Dziuk)