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Eastern white pine

Pinus strobus 'Fastigiata'

This robust evergreen tree has a narrowly columnar crown with ascending branches, slender gray-green leaves, and smooth gray bark. Tapered green female cones ripen to brown.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsYear-round beauty and low maintenance. Excellent as a specimen tree, hedge, or windbreak.

CareGrow in any well-drained soil.

PropagationGraft in late winter.

ProblemsCommon pests: sawfly, caterpillars, scale insects, mealybugs, miners, and borers. Blister rust, butt rot, blights, pitch canker, cone rusts, tar spot, and brown cubical rot.

  • Genus : Pinus
  • Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
  • Plant Height : 30 feet or more
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Type : Trees
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