Eastern White Pine is an excellent ornamental conifer and is also an important timber species. When well established, it has a rapid growth rate when young with long distances between the annual lateral branches. Its form is somewhat pyramidal when young and becomes broad with age. The 35″ long needles found in bundles of five are thin and soft. Needle color varies from plant to plant and ranges from yellow green to blue green. Eastern White Pine is native in the lake states and eastward. Used for Christmas trees.
Requirements and Culture:
Requires a well drained soil. Transplants readily. May require pruning of the candles when young to develop a fuller plant. Foliage can be damaged by strong dry winds. Eastern White Pine is very susceptible to damage from air pollutants. Very intolerant of salt.