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Weeping Western White Pine

Pinus monticola 'Pendula'

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Weeping Western White Pine (Pinus monticola 'Pendula') at Satellite Garden Centre

Weeping Western White Pine

Weeping Western White Pine

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A rare, weeping variety with dense branching and soft long blue-green needles; can be trained to a specific height when young, then allowed to cascade to the ground; a beautiful accent plant for the home landscape

Ornamental Features

Weeping Western 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

Weeping Western White Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Western White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Weeping Western White Pine will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features