Pinus strobus

Growing Information

Plant Type: Tree
Sunlight: Sun, part shade
Soils: Average, dry
Bloom Time: Insignificant
Size: 60-90 feet in height; 25-40 foot spread

Commonly found, White Pines grow reasonably rapidly, are tall, and have soft evergreen needles in bunches of 5, making it a good shade tree. Seedlings are more shade-tolerant than most pines and trees are long-lived, up to 450 years.

Garden Companions

Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum), Blueberries (Vaccinium spp.), Black Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata), Teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens), Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina), Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)

Nature Benefits

• Provides nesting habitat for Bald Eagles, cavity-nesting and other birds
• Songbirds and small mammals eat the seeds
• Caterpillar host for the Eastern Pine Elfin and Pine-devil Moth

Native Habitat

Occurs in forests, forest edges, swamps, woodlands

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