CRCCD – Eastern White Pine EcoR


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Pinus strobus


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

Photo credits:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photo by Julie Makin)
Missouri Botanical Garden (photo by Peter M. Dziuk)