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(Weymouth Pine)

Pinus strobus is native to North East America where it is known as the Eastern White Pine. It was once the regions tallest tree, reputedly growing to over 80m. Younger trees are conical in shape but broaden with age to an oval crown.

Weymouth Pine has long, bluish green needles usually in groups of five. They are soft to the touch and when young it is somewhat similar in appearance to the Bhutan pine (Pinus wallichiana).

The cones are long and narrow, hanging from the stems. They broaden as they ripen and open out to release the winged seeds. The bark is smooth and dark grey becomes furrowed on mature trees.

Before the American Revolution, the Crown would send people to mark Pines and reserve them for the British Navy. Specially built barges would transport them back from America to Britain for use as sailing masts.

Pinus strobus will grow best on a fertile, well -drained soil in full sun. It is available from Deepdale Trees as a feathered plant up to 4m high.

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Plant Profile

Name: Pinus strobus

Common Name: Weymouth Pine

Family: Pinaceae

Height: up to 40m though can reach 80m in native areas)

Demands: Fertile, well drained soil. Full Sun

Foliage: Blue-green pendulous needles

Fruit: Long narrow cones hang from the stems

Bark: Reddish brown with cracks and peeling plates

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FACT: The needles of this pine can be used to make a herbal tea. It is thought that it may contain five times more vitamin C than lemons.

Pinus strobus, 4m specimen in airpot container

Pinus strobus, 4m specimen in airpot container

Blue-green pendulous needles of Weymouth Pine

Blue-green pendulous needles of Weymouth Pine

Weymouth Pine 3.0-3.5m

Weymouth Pine 3.0-3.5m

Pinus strobus - Mature bark

Pinus strobus - Mature bark

Pinus strobus 2.5-3.0m

Pinus strobus 2.5-3.0m

3.5-4.0m specimens, airpot grown

3.5-4.0m specimens, airpot grown

Pinus strobus - Weymouth Pine

Pinus strobus - Weymouth Pine

 

Can be pruned into a bonsai form

Can be pruned into a bonsai form


Contact

Deepdale Trees Ltd.,
Tithe Farm, Hatley Road,
Potton, Sandy,
Beds. SG19 2DX.

  01767 26 26 36
01767 26 22 88

 

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