White Pine – Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org

Pine, White – 6-12″ (2-0)

White pine (Pinus strobus) is the state tree of Michigan.  It is moderately shade tolerant and will grow in a variety of sites, though it prefers moist, sandy loam soils.  The entire tree is rich in Vitamins A and C and can provide emergency food.  Squirrels. chipmunks, birds and mice feed on the seeds and needles and some mammals eat the bark of white pine trees.

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Product Description

  • Seedling Size:  6-12″
  • Seedling Age:  2-0
  • Mature Height:  50 – 80 feet
  • Mature Width:  20 – 40 feet
  • Soil Type:  Acidic, drought tolerant, well-drained
  • Moisture:  Dry, Moderate, Moist
  • Sun:  Full sun, Partial Shade
  • Growth Rate:  Fast

Key Characteristics of White Pine

  • Dark, thick and rough, the bark is deeply furrowed.
  • Pollen cones form in June.  Seed cones produced in late June, 6-8 inches long at ripening.
  • Its 2-5 inch long needles come in bundles of five.  Needles are soft to the touch.

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For planting, white pine does best in partial shade or in the understory of other trees.  The minimum spacing recommended is 7′ x 7′ and the maximum is 15′ x 15′.