Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Eastern White Pine

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Evergreen Tree
  • Scientific Name: Pinus strobus Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Pine
  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 50-70'
  • Habit: Pyramidal
  • Culture:

    Requires a deep rich soil that is neutral to acid. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    A beautiful native pine which grows to very large scale developing wonderful character with age. Definitely not a plant for the small scale or urban landscape. Is susceptible to damage from air pollution (particularly ozone and sulfur dioxide).

  • Pruning:

    Pine, spruce and fir trees should not be pruned as they are most beautiful when allowed to develop their natural form. It is also important to locate these trees on a site with adequate space so that pruning will not be required to keep them from crowding buildings, walkways, etc.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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