Description + Attributes:
The eastern white pine has played a very important role throughout the history of America. In colonial days, the best of the trees were set apart by the king for masts on British ships. As the nation grew, the lumber of white pines built our homes and businesses.
Today it is still a valuable commercial tree but also favored in parks and spacious yards—both for its beauty and its fast growth. It has also been named the state tree of both Maine and Michigan.
- Transplants easily.
- Works well for windbreaks.
- Is widely used as a Christmas tree.
- Features long, slender, blue-green needles, sometimes reaching 5" in length, grown in bundles of 5 that are soft and flexible.
- Produces elongated brown cones that are 3–8" in length. Each is curved slightly and has smooth scales.
- Grows in an oval, pyramidal shape.
- Is sensitive to air pollution, road salt and soil compaction.
- Can be prone to damage by deer and rabbit, bud capping and fencing may help to reduce this problem.
Height 80’-130’ & Width 20’-40’
Fast - >24”/year
Provides excellent nesting for birds and is a great food source for small animals.
Full Sun/Partial Shade
Acidic, Moist, well-drained and dry soils
Moredate Drought Tolerance
SKU: 1QT - WHITE PINE