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Weeping White Pine

Pinus strobus 'Pendula'

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Weeping White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Pendula') at Bachman's Landscaping

Pinus strobus 'Pendula' foliage

Pinus strobus 'Pendula' foliage

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Weeping White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Pendula') at Bachman's Landscaping

Pinus strobus 'Pendula'

Pinus strobus 'Pendula'

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Height: 7 feet

Spread: 10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 3

Other Names: Eastern White Pine

Description:

A weeping and trailing shrub or small tree, very unlike the species; features soft blue needles, tends to crawl along the ground and over rocks or walls, or forms a small weeping accent plant if trained on a standard; beautiful if properly grown

Ornamental Features:

Weeping White Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are ornamentally significant but remain bluish-green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Weeping White Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Insects

Weeping White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Accent

Plant Characteristics:

Weeping White Pine will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location.

This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
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