Description:

Bloom Color: Pink, Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Oval, Pyramidal.

Characteristics:

Pinus strobus is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m by 5 m at a fast rate.It is in leaf all year, and the seeds ripen in October. The species is monoecious and is pollinated by Wind. The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light and medium soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. It cannot tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Cultivation:

Landscape Uses:Christmas tree, Aggressive surface roots possible, Screen, Superior hedge, Specimen. Thrives in a light well-drained sandy or gravelly loam. Dislikes poorly drained moorland soils. Established plants tolerate drought. Intolerant of atmospheric pollution. The white pine is a very important timber crop in its native range, the huge stands that existed before the Europeans went to N. America have been largely cut down. It is a fast-growing and fairly long-lived tree that is often cultivated as a timber tree, especially in central Europe. Young trees grow very vigorously with new shoots of up to 1 metre common. Growth slows and almost ceases by the time the tree is 20 metres tall. Trees can produce cones when 5 - 10 years old, but reliable seed production takes another 10 years. Good crops are produced every 3 - 5 years in the wild, with little seed in the intervening years. The cones are 10 - 20cm long and take 2 years to mature, they open and shed their seed in late summer whilst still attached to the tree. Plants often self-sow in Britain. Plants are strongly outbreeding, self-fertilized seed usually grows poorly. They hybridize freely with other members of this genus. Trees have a very thin bark, which makes them particularly susceptible to forest fires. This species is very susceptible to white pine blister rust, it should not be grown near any gooseberries or currants since these plants can act as vectors for the disease. Plants are also subject to aphid damage. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus. Leaf secretions inhibit the germination of seeds, thereby reducing the amount of plants that can grow under the trees. Special Features:
Attracts birds, Attractive foliage, North American native, Fragrant foliage, Naturalizing, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.

Habitats:
Woods
especially on sandy drift soils or fertile well-drained soils
sometimes on river banks and rarely in swamps. Often forming dense forests.
Woodland Garden Canopy
Woodland Garden Canopy

Major

Pinus alba
Pinus chiapensis