The Weeping White Pine is what you’d get if a rainforest and boreal forest had a child. Its cascading, soft, intricate foliage will cause even the most disinterested observer to move in for a closer look. A truly unique and shockingly uncommon addition to the Edmonton landscape.

What You Need To know

  • Appearance: Soft, bluish-green needles, 2-4 inches long, cluster in small groups along its cascading branches. The smooth, silvery-gray bark adds visual interest in younger trees.
  • Form: Unlike the typical upright form of White Pines, this cultivar exhibits a graceful weeping habit with branches cascading downward.
  • Size:
    • Height: Maturity typically reaches 7-12 feet, with some reaching 15 feet.
    • Spread: Canopy spreads wider than its height, reaching 10-15 feet, creating a beautiful weeping dome.
  • Growth Rate: Slow, growing about 6-12 inches per year.
  • Lifespan: 100-200 years (typical for Eastern White Pine)
  • Light Requirements: Full sun is ideal for optimal growth and weeping habit. Tolerates some partial shade, but weeping may be less pronounced.
  • Soil: Thrives in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.
  • Water: Consistent watering, especially during the first few years of establishment. Moderately drought-tolerant once mature.
  • Hardiness Zones: USDA Zones 3-8.
  • Uses: Specimen plant, foundation plantings, weeping accents in borders, or containers.

Interesting Notes

  • Long, Soft Needles: Unlike many pines, Eastern White Pines have soft, flexible needles in bundles of five, giving them a feathery appearance.

  • Wildlife Haven: Their seeds are a favorite food source for squirrels and birds. Additionally, they offer nesting and shelter sites.


Interested In Adding This Unique Tree To Your Property?

Contact Edmonton Arborist and our expert tree planting team will bring and install your very own Weeping White Pine!

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