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About Pinus strobus – Eastern White Pine: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers full sun, fertile soils and cool, humid climates. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions.
Eastern white pine is a rapid-growing, long-lived, needled evergreen tree that is native to the northeastern United States and Canada. Although pyramidal in its early years, it matures to a broad oval habit with an irregular crown. Typically grows 50-80′ in cultivation, but will grow to 100′ tall in the wild, with records existing to over 200′. Landscape size and shape can be controlled through pruning, however, to the extent that white pine may be sheared and grown as a hedge. Bluish green needles (to 5″ long) are soft to the touch and appear in bundles of five. Cylindrical, brown cones ( 4-8″ long) are usually not produced until 5-10 years. Deer Tolerant. Zones 3 to 8.