With these characteristics: Eastern White Pine
Pine, Eastern White
Pinaceae - Pine
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'.
- Pinaceae - Pine
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