Family: Pinaceae

Scientific Name: Pinus strobus pendula

Common Name: Weeping White Pine


Weeping eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) A loose weeping form of the White Pine.

Plant TypeDwarf Conifers
Hardiness Zone3-8
Moistureaverage to moist not dry
Soil & SiteGrows best in fertile, well-drained acid soils. In more basic soils it may develop chlorosis, which I have seen many times in our neutral to basic soils of southeastern Wisconsin.
Leavesneedles, groups of 5, blue gray to blue green
Stemsbranches pendulous and twisting, young bark smooth gray
DimensionsCan reach a height of 15' in 10 years. Can be tall and slender or mounding. I have seen plants over 8 feet tall. High to a creat extent is determined by the initial staking of the plant. Can be in a mounding, arching or weeping form.
MaintenanceYoung plants pendulous leader will need to be staked.
Native SiteSpecies plant is native to North America
Cultivar OriginIntroduced in 1866
Author's NotesI have seen forms of this plant in many gardens. The forms can be weeping, mounded or arched.
Notes & Reference#202-The Conifer Society (, #136-Gardening with Conifers (Adrian Bloom)
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