Common Name: eastern white pine
Origin/Ecology: Native to eastern Canada and U.S.
Habit: Rapid-growing, long-lived tree. Pyramidal when young, maturing to broad oval habit with irregular crown. Typically grows to 80′ in cultivation, or to 100′ in the wild.
Leaves: Bluish green needles (to 5″ long) are soft and appear in bundles of five.
Leaf Arrangement: Spiral
Flowers and Fruit: Cylindrical, brown cones (4-8″ long) are usually not produced until 5-10 years.
Water Use, Soil: Average, medium, well-drained soil.
Exposure: Full sun.
Landscape Uses: Specimen for lawns or parks. Can be sheared as hedge with regular pruning.
Limitations: Intolerant of many air pollutants.