eastern white pine - Pinaceae Pinus strobus

Foliage

eastern white pine Foliage

Bark

eastern white pine Bark

Twig

eastern white pine Twig

Fruit

eastern white pine Fruit

Form

eastern white pine Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyPinaceae
GenusPinus
Speciesstrobus
Common Nameeastern white pine
iTree CodePIST

Plant Form

FormTree: large, conical crown when young, flat topped spreading with age
Height150 feet
Spread60 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

Foliagesoft and thin, light or bluish green, 3-5" long, in bundles of 5 (living 2 years)Leaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles5
Barksmooth, silvery when young, developing thick, dark-gray deep furrows with age
Budred/brown, ovoid, resinousBud Arrangement Information IconWhorled
Twigslender, smooth, silvery-gray
Flowermale- oval, begin yellow then brown ; female- green at the end of branches
Fruitcone: longer than wide, 5-8” long; begins green with thick, white resin on scales, then brown
Fall Colorgreen (2 year needles turn yellow)

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3bMin4.0SoilIntolerant
Max7bMax6.5SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateIntolerantNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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