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Pine, Eastern White

Pinus strobus

Pinaceae - Pine

Description

Leaves: Needles in groups of 5; 3" to 5" long; dark blue-green, turning light green in winter in Utah; straight; slender; flexible; evergreen, remain on tree 2-3 years.

Twigs/buds: Twigs orange-brown; glabrous or with only a few, fine hairs.  Buds covered with thin, red or orange-brown, non-pointed scales.

Flowers/fruit: Monoecious.   Fruit a woody cone; about 4" to 8" (usually 5") long; narrow; stalked; thin, non- pointed scales.

Bark: Thin, smooth, and gray on young stems; breaks into rectangular plates on older stems.

Wood: Important, especially historically; sapwood nearly white; heartwood darker; growth rings distinct; used for lumber, fine millwork, sailing-ship masts.

General: Native to eastern U.S.  Shade tolerant when young, intolerant when older.

Landscape Use: Where adapted this is a very nice tree with fast growth on good sites.  Unfortunately, it usually is chlorotic in Utah due to high soil pH.  Zones 3-8.

Cultivars: 'Compacta', 'Contorta', 'Fastigiata', 'Glauca', 'Minima', 'Nana', 'Pendula', 'Prostrata', 'Pumila'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Pinaceae - Pine
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
3-8
Type:
Conifer
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
High
Longevity:
Medium
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Pyramidal

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
Yes
Fruit:
Yes

Tolerence

Shade:
Medium
Salt:
Low
Drought:
Medium
Poor Drainage:
Low
Alkalinity:
Low
Transplanting:
Medium