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Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’

Eastern White Pine

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Features

  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread6m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Leaf ColourGreen, blue-green

Description

Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’ (Eastern White Pine). This semi-dwarf cultivar has flexible, soft, green to blue-green needles, slender, tapering cones and dark, non-scaly bark which becomes deeply furrowed as the plant matures. Branches typically spread horizontally for a short distance before drooping.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Needled evergreen, Small tree

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Grown for its form and year-round foliage interest. Suitable for rockeries, scree beds, Japanese-style plantings and as an architectural plant.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Train the leader up a cane to the required height before letting it weep.

Propagation

Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

White pine blister rust, canker, white pine weevil, bark beetles, white pine shoot borer, Zimmerman moth larvae, pine sawfly, scale insects, aphids and spider mites.

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