[a.k.a. Eastern White Pine, Northern White Pine]
Eastern White Pine 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.
The long blue-green needles of White Pine 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.
Harvested extensively from Michigan for the rebuilding of Chicago after the great fire of 1871, Eastern White Pine is now the official state tree of Michigan. Only a few patches of old growth specimens remain in our home state of MI, such as Hartwick Pines State Park.
White Pine prefer full sun and well drained soils, and so planting in light to dark sandy loamy soils in open spaces is ideal. This species does well in mild to moderate drought once established with good deep root systems. The mature height, branching nature and seed type make this pine species an ideal squirrel, chipmunk and bird shelter and food source. Birds of prey often nest in White Pine due to the high vantage point and the animals attracted by its seed.
White Pine: 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 [FOR SALE]
--- Eastern White Pine transplants [sold out till Fall 2022]
--- Eastern White Pine plug seedlings [FOR SALE]
--- Eastern White Pine plug transplants [discontinued]
--- Eastern White Pine conservation grade plug transplants [discontinued]
• Comparable alternative species: Austrian Pine, Ponderosa Pine and Red Pine. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT in this species in this size, see size and availability options above. Please consider joining our very unobtrusive email list to be notified when we begin selling and shipping this species in this size. You may also request a custom invoice to reserve these trees in your name for a later ship date.
Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $45.00 (5 bareroot evergreen transplants)
10-pack for $57.00 (10 bare root evergreen transplants)
25-pack for $109.00 (25 bare root evergreen transplants)
50-pack for $179.00 (50 bare root evergreen transplants)
100-pack for $273.00 (100 bare root evergreen transplants)