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Pinus strobus 'Contorta'

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Pinus strobus 'Contorta' - Contorted White Pine

More About Pinus strobus 'Contorta'

  • Upright, loose, pyramidal cultivar
  • Smooth-barked, ascending twisted branches and branchlets
  • A unique specimen with its twisted or contorted needles

Zone:

3

Height:

8-10 m

Spread:

250-300 cm
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Contorted White Pine Growing and Maintenance Tips

This pine is naturally an open grower, however, pinching the candles mid-spring will encourage a more compact form. Its contorted needles give it great visual appeal in all four seasons. This cultivar is intolerant of urban pollution, therefore, inner city or urban streetside plantings should be avoided. It will benefit from planting in a sheltered location to reduce wind burn.


Pinus strobus 'Contorta' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Pyramidal
Columnar
Upright

Foliage Color

Green
Blue

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening (privacy)

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