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Pinus strobus

The eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) is a coniferous tree species known for its blue-green needles and valuable timber. Native to Eastern North America, the species enjoys a wide range throughout the Appalachian mountain range and the Great Lakes region. The eastern white pine tree creates an excellent natural windbreak and has a considerably fast growth rate.

  • One of the most common species in the forests of Canada and the eastern U.S. 
  • Trees planted in ideal conditions can reach heights over 80 feet. 
  • As a pioneer species, eastern white pine is one of the first species to repopulate a disturbed area.
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Plant Care

Sunlight

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Aim to give this plant four hours or more of direct sunlight per day.

Watering

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Water young plants weekly. Mature specimens may need no water at all depending on local rainfall.

Fertilizing

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Use a fertilizer that is acidic and has plenty of nitrogen in the spring.

Planting and Care

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by John Haryasz | Horticulture Writer and Landscape Designer – last update on January 24, 2022

Planting instructions

In warmer climates, the tree enjoys partial shade. In cooler temperatures, full sun is recommended. The eastern white pine will not do well in clay soils and requires an acidic pH. To plant, dig a hole the depth of the root ball and twice as wide. Place the tree upright in the hole and backfill with dirt. Tamp the soil down lightly and give the transplant a deep drink of water.

Watering and nutrients

Although the species is drought-resistant, you will want to keep young eastern white pines well-watered. To retain moisture during this stage, add a layer of mulch around the base of the tree. After the trees establish themselves, they do fairly well in dry soil, as long as temperatures stay cool. Mature trees may need water occasionally or not at all. Fertilize mature trees in the springtime with a highly-acidic evergreen fertilizer.

Pruning

As is the case with many evergreen species, you should not prune eastern white pine prior to winter. Doing so does not give the tree enough time to heal its wounds before the harsh winter weather arrives. Instead, prune in late winter or early spring. This will free up valuable energy for the tree and help stop fungal diseases before they spread. When planting this tree as a hedge, you can have some success shearing the foliage to create a distinct hedge shape.

Pests and diseases

Weevils are attracted to the eastern white pine and can be difficult to control on larger trees. Use a heavy treatment of pesticide (preferably a bacterial, non-chemical formula) during springtime to combat this pest problem. Fungal diseases are common on eastern white pines, including blight and rust. The white pine blister rust is a deadly fungus and can spread quickly between trees. If you notice this fungus, remove the infected areas promptly and burn the branches away from other pine trees.

FAQs

How large do eastern white pine trees grow?

Mature eastern white pine trees can reach massive heights of 50 to 80 feet. They grow in a somewhat irregular shape, with a mature width of 20 to 40 feet at the base. The eastern white pine is a fast-growing tree — expect annual growth rates of two to three feet. Due to its quick growth and large size, the tree is often used as a windbreak in landscaping.

How can you identify an eastern white pine?

Eastern white pines are known for their blue-tinted needles that appear soft and slender. The needles form in bundles of five and are three to five inches long. The pinecones are three to six inches long and feature a tapering, conical shape. While many other pines hold on to two or three years worth of needles, the eastern white pine will drop a few of its oldest needles each year.

Where do eastern white pines grow?

The eastern white pine tree enjoys well-drained soil. In the wild, it is often found on slopes, ridges, and bluffs with natural drainage. Its natural range spans from the Northeastern U.S., down through the Appalachian Mountains, and across the Great Lakes region around Michigan and Minnesota. The eastern white pine was one of the most harvested trees in the Northeast timber industry, prized for its soft, easily-workable wood. Virgin, old-growth stands still survive to this day — the trees are protected in some areas, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

How far apart should I plant eastern white pine trees?

Individual eastern white pine trees should be planted at least 20 feet away from other trees and shrubs. The root system spreads horizontally, and the trees will end up competing for nutrients and water if planted too close. Some gardeners and landscapers take a different approach, planting the trees relatively densely at first before thinning out the weakest trees a few years later. The trees can be planted closely to create a hedge formation, but they will not grow as tall or live as long.

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Customer Reviews

Anonymous
Verified Buyer April 30, 2021 at 8:08pm
ratingGreat trees.

Great quality of trees. I wish they could ship larger specimens so I had another year or two of growth.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer December 2, 2020 at 11:07pm
ratingLove it...still small, but very excited for its future!

Very helpful...highly recommend

Anonymous
Verified Buyer July 31, 2020 at 8:33pm
ratingEastern White Pine

Thje White Pine arrived very vigorus looking. I am quite happy with my ourchase.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer July 3, 2020 at 1:59pm
ratingEastern white pines

I am looking forward to my 3 pines to provide beauty and privacy in my backyard.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer June 27, 2020 at 8:16pm
ratingEager

These trees want to grow !

Anonymous
Verified Buyer June 23, 2020 at 1:04pm
ratingWhite pine trees

My trees are doing well.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer May 14, 2020 at 4:16pm
ratingEastern white pines

Overall I had a great experience. The trees look great, but left off one star as 2 of the trees were damaged in shipping.

Mature height
50-80 ft.
Mature width
20-40 ft.
Sunlight requirement
Full-Partial
Growth rate
Fast
Botanical name
Pinus strobus
Shipping exclusions
AZ
Grows Well In Zones
3-8
map
Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -10°F)

Eastern White Pine Trees for Sale

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