Eastern White Pine
Cone of western white pine
Bark of an Eastern White Pine
Scientific Name: Pinus strobus
The Eastern White Pine is a beautiful landscape pine widely used throughout much of North America. It is a fast-growing species with bluish or greenish foliage depending on the individual tree. Both Maine and Michigan have chosen it as their state tree and it is the official tree of Ontario.
Height: 50-80 feet (15-24 meters)
Spread: 25-35 feet (7.6-11 meters)
Leaf blade: 2-4 inches (5-10 cm)
Range: Native to North America (USDA Hardiness Zones 3B through 7- most of continental North America excluding the south and west-coastal regions.)
General Care Tips
The Eastern White Pine is a relatively easy tree to grow or transplant preferring moist, well-drained loams and cool conditions. While tolerating partial shade while young, it prefers full sun as a mature tree.
Things to Watch For
The white pine weevil is the eastern white pine's major insect enemy. It is also susceptible to sawfly caterpillars, adelgids, bark beetles and eastern pine shoot moths.