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PINUS strobus 'Pendula'

Image of Pinus strobus 'Pendula'

Mark A. Miller

Family

Pinaceae

Botanical Name

PINUS strobus 'Pendula'

Plant Common Name

Weeping White Pine, White Pine

General Description

Weeping white pine, a native of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada, is a stately, fast-growing elegant evergreen conifer. Its supple, blue-green needles and dark grayish brown bark are displayed with handsome, twisting and handing branches. As it matures its shape becomes more irregular and stately, often being shrubby or having many stems. It is relatively weak-wooded and can be damaged by wind, heavy snow, or ice.

Weeping white pine prefers a sunny location and a good loam but tolerates wetter and sandy soils and light shade. 'Pendula' is best used singularly as a focal point specimen, such as near a water feature, or as a front lawn plant. Often the tree is staked for support while the flailing branches grow and the roots establish in order to support the lop-sided plant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6

  • Plant Type

    Needled or Scaled Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    15'-20' / 4.6m - 6.1m

  • Width

    8'-15' / 2.4m - 4.6m

  • Native To

    North America, Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, North-Central United States, Canada

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Weeping

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    None

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Fissured

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes