Commonly called the eastern white pine, northern white pine, white pine, Weymouth pine, and soft pine, this is a large pine native to eastern North America.
Shipping size: 18" - 24"
Like most members of the white pine group, Pinus subgenus Strobus, the leaves ("needles") are in fascicles (bundles) of 5, or rarely 3 or 4, with a deciduous sheath. They are flexible, bluish-green, finely serrated, 5–13 cm (2–5 in) long, and persist for 18 months, i.e., from the spring of one season until autumn of the next, when they abscise.
The seed cones are slender, 8–16 cm (3 1⁄4–6 1⁄4 in) long (rarely longer than that) and 4–5 cm (1 1⁄2–2 in) broad when open, and have scales with a rounded apex and slightly reflexed tip. The seeds are 4–5 mm (5⁄32–3⁄16 in) long, with a slender 15–20 mm (5⁄8–3⁄4 in) wing, and are dispersed by wind. Cone production peaks every 3 to 5 years.
The branches are spaced about every 18 inches on the trunk with 5-6 branches appearing like spokes on a wagon wheel.
It prefers well-drained or sandy soils and humid climates, but can also grow in boggy areas and rocky highlands.
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