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Pinus strobus

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Pinus strobus - Eastern White Pine

More About Pinus strobus

  • Rapid growing, broadly pyramidal evergreen
  • Open branching with a smooth bark
  • Long, soft, light green to blue-green needles
  • An excellent tree for parks or lawns

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America. Grows from Newfoundland west through the Great Lakes region, to southeastern Manitoba and Minnesota, south along the Mississippi Basin and the Appalachian Mountains, and the north part of Georgia and Mississippi. The Eastern white pine is the provincial tree of Ontario and will grow to over 30 metres in the wild.

Zone:

3

Height:

20-24 m

Spread:

7-10 m
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Eastern 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. The Eastern white pine grows best in a well-drained soil and is not tolerant of heavy air pollutants, such sulphur dioxide and ozone.


Pinus strobus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Habit

Oval
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Blue

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing

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