[a.k.a. Eastern White Pine, Northern White Pine]
Eastern White Pine plug transplants are the kings of the Eastern forests and the tallest evergreen tree in North America. White Pine reach heights of up to 120 feet tall [rarely to 200ft], with a spread of up to 30 feet during a life span of easily 200 years. It’s long blue-green needles average 2 to 5 inches in length, and lower branches often fall away as it reaches maturity, leaving a tall bare trunk with a “crown” of branches at the top. It is also known as Northern White Pine or just White Pine.
White Pine plug transplants prefer full sun and well drained soils, and so planting in light to dark sandy soils in open spaces is ideal. This species does well in mild to moderate drought once established with good deep root systems. Their height, branching nature and seed type make them an ideal squirrel, chipmunk and bird shelter and food source. Birds of prey often nest in White Pine plug transplants when mature due to the high vantage point and the animals attracted by it’s seed.
White Pine plug transplants: characteristics and info• prefers hardiness zones 3-7
• prefers full sun but does OK in partial shade
• mature height and spread: up to 120 ft high, 30 ft spread
• prefers sandy soils, sandy loam, light soils, well draining soils
• Missouri Botanical Garden info on Pinus strobus
• Eastern White Pine Sizes and Availability:
--- Eastern White Pine seedlings [sold out till Spring 2019]
--- Eastern White Pine transplants [SALE!! now shipping]
--- Eastern White Pine plug seedlings [now shipping]
--- Eastern White Pine plug transplants [available in Fall 2019]
--- Eastern White Pine conservation grade plug transplants [available in Fall 2019]
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• Comparable alternative species: Austrian Pine, Ponderosa Pine and Red Pine. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide