SelecTree: Tree Detail
PENDULA EASTERN WHITE PINE
Pinus strobus 'Pendula'
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
When mature, this tree is wider than it is tall. Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage. A tea of the bark of this tree has been used to heal wounds and treat skin problems.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 6 - 15 feet.
Width: 25 - 35 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Needle, Green or Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Pink or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Persistent, Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 6.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Weevil, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars, Scales, Mites and Pine Spittle Bug, Armillaria, Rust, Canker and Needle Cast.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Buffer Strip or Screen.
Bonsai or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus strobus 'Pendula' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Mar 19, 2019.
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