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Weeping Eastern White Pine

Pinus strobus 'Pendula'

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Weeping Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Pendula') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Weeping Eastern White Pine

Weeping Eastern White Pine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Weeping Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Pendula') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Weeping Eastern White Pine foliage

Weeping Eastern White Pine foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Description:

A loose weeping form 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; sheltered locations

Ornamental Features

Weeping Eastern White Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Eastern 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, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Eastern White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Weeping Eastern 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 or pH. 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features