The Eastern white pine is a tree for landscapes with ample space. Its fine feathery needles, open canopy, and straight trunk get more picturesque with age. Trees are fast-growing and long-lived.
This species is native to the Chicago region according to Swink and Wilhelm’s Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research.
This plant has some cultivated varieties. Go to list of cultivars.
- Family (English) Pine
- Family (botanic) Pinaceae
- Planting site Residential and parks
- Tree or plant type Tree
- Foliage Evergreen (foliage year-round)
- Native locale Chicago area, Illinois, North America
- Size range Large tree (more than 40 feet)
- Mature height 50-80 feet
- Mature width 20-40 feet
- Light exposure Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun / shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Hardiness zones Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 (Chicago), Zone 6, Zone 7
- Soil preference Acid soil, Moist, well-drained soil
- Tolerances Alkaline soil
- Season of interest early winter, midwinter, late winter, early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, midsummer, late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall
- Flower color and fragrance Inconspicuous
- Shape or form Broad, Irregular, Pyramidal
- Growth rate Fast, Moderate
- Transplants well Yes
- Planting considerations Intolerant of pollution
- Wildlife Browsers, Game birds, Moths, Small mammals, Songbirds
- Has cultivars Yes