Zones for Hardiness- 3-8 Mature Height: 50-80 ft. Mature Width: 30-50 ft. Growth/Year: 3+ ft. Sunlight: Full Sun Soil Conditions: moist well-drained slightly acidic soil
This tree is also known as Pinus Strobus and can be found in the eastern parts of North America. Other names for this tree are Eastern pine Northern and soft pine. In many areas of UK it is also known as Weymouth Pine. As the characteristics of all the pine trees are this tree also have bundles of leaves generally five in one. The sheath is deciduous and the leaves can be bent. The leaves remain on the trees for about 18 months and have a dark bluish green color to them. These trees grow cones that are slender and have a length of 8 to 16 centimeters. The tip of the cones is reflexed and round with scales. The wind helps in dispersal of the seeds. One can see that the production of the cones is at its best after a gap of 3 to 5 years. The age of these trees can well be around 200 to 250 years and there are exceptions as well that live up to 400 years. It has been found out that humid and cool climates work perfectly to promote the growth of these trees. Due to the height of these trees one can easily point them out even in the mixed forests. The tree has a number of uses apart from being a shelter for the small mammals and some forest birds. These pine trees were reserved for the British Royal Navy in the past and the wood that came from the trees was often squared after the trees were felled. This was done because then the wood used to fit better in the holds of the ships. The needles of the white pine have great amount of vitamin C and cambium is also used for eating purposes. The trees are wonderful and can be grown even in therocky highlands.
White Pine - Pinus strobus is valued for its beauty, fragrance and rich color.
Evergreen trees have so many uses; adding beauty, texture, variety, providing shade and habitats for wildlife and birds. Choose Evergreens to enhance your landscape and add natural beauty to your property.
White Pine - Pinus strobus will look great while other plants and trees are dying out during those winter months