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Weeping Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus 'Pendula'

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PY-nus STROH-bus PEND-yoo-luh
Description

This dwarf variety has long, twisting, pendulous branches and an irregular form compared to the species. The branching spreads horizontally, then become drooping.

Its mature form depends on the training and pruning done in the earlier years.  Its long weeping branches can be allowed to spill along the ground to form a creeping ground cover.

It should be trained when young to develop a central leader, otherwise, it may become more of a sprawling shrub than a tree.

It grows best in sun to light shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil.  

It may be susceptible to an adelgid (a form of aphids), bark beetles, sawfly, pine needle scale, pine spittlebug, spruce mites, Zimmerman Pine moth and pine beetles.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weeping#evergreen#conifer#winter interest#rabbit resistant#fragrant foliage#cpp#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weeping#evergreen#conifer#winter interest#rabbit resistant#fragrant foliage#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    strobus
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 16 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    The elongated fruit can cause litter in the surrounding area.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant flower.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Acicular
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    2 to 4 in. slender light green to bluish-green needles in bundles of 5 with white lines on the lower side.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer