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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
3 – 8
Height:
50 – 80
Spread:
20 – 40
Habit:
In youth: symmetrical pyramid of soft, pleasant appearance At maturity: crown composed of several horizontal and ascending branches
Light:
Full sun
Soil:
Moist, well-drained, fertile soil preferable
Flowers:
Cones: male cones inconspicuous
Fruit:
in 3 – 7 long, broad, stalked, light brown cones
Landscape use:
Handsome and ornamental specimen, valuable for parks, estates and large properties, makes a nice sheared hedge
History:
Native range is Newfoundland to Manitoba, south to Georgia, Illinois and Iowa; introduced about 1705
Pests\Problems:
white pine weevil; Problems: white pine blister rust
Significant Features:
Great variation in needle color, some keep bluish-green color through winter

 

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Arboretum Consultant

Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

Arboretum Consultant

Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.