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    Dwarf White Pine

    Pinus strobus 'Nana'

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    Dwarf White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Nana') at Hartman Companies

    Dwarf White Pine

    Dwarf White Pine

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    Height:  4 feet

    Spread:  5 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Other Names:  Eastern White Pine

    Description:

    A high quality evergreen garden shrub with a dense, rounded habit of growth throughout its life, features silvery-blue needles; very compact and slow growing, excellent for form, texture and color detail in home gardens or for rock gardens; needs full sun

    Ornamental Features

    Dwarf White Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Dwarf White Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

    This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Insects
    • Disease

    Dwarf White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Dwarf White Pine will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

    This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selection of a native North American species.

     
     
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