Eastern White Pine
Botanical Name: Pinus strobus
Common Name: Eastern White Pine
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Height: 50-80' Spread: 20-40' Habit/Form: Spreading Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3-7
Cultural Requirements: Prefers full sun to light shade in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Can develop chlorosis (yellowing) in high pH soils. Avoid planting in open, windy sites. Susceptible to salt and pollution.
Ornamental Characteristics: Open to loosely pyramidal when young becoming more irregular with age. Soft, thin, 3-5-inch long, medium green needles are densely crowded near the ends of horizontal branches. They remain on the tree for two to three years before conspicuously dropping in the fall. At maturity, branches are long and horizontal; 8-inch long cylindrical, resinous cones stay on the tree for 2 years.
Uses in the Landscape: Use as a specimen tree or as a screen.
Birds Attracted: Siskin, nuthatches, crossbill, jay, finches, and woodpeckers
Plant Appeal for Birds: Cones on trees 10+ years old; shelter; nesting site
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