[a.k.a. Eastern White Pine, Northern White Pine]
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Eastern White Pine 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
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, the White Pine is now the official state tree of Michigan. Only a few patches of old growth Eastern White Pine remain in my home state, such as Hartwick Pines State Park.
White Pine transplants 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 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 [now shipping]
--- 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]
• order using the green buttons below, or use our evergreen mailorder form
• Comparable alternative species: Austrian Pine, Ponderosa Pine and Red Pine. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
These specific bare root evergreen transplants are available and shipping now [shipping info]. If you’d like to delay shipment, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping season for these specific evergreen trees ends around Thanksgiving week 2018 and resumes in Spring 2019. If you need evergreen trees shipped before or after these dates, please look at our various sizes and species of evergreen plug seedlings and evergreen plug transplants, which can be shipped at nearly any time of year.