White Weeping Pine
Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’
White Weeping Pine
Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’
How are the heights measured?
All tree, and nothin' but the tree! We measure from the top of the soil to the top of the tree; the height of the container or the root system is never included in our measurements.
What is a gallon container?
Nursery containers come in a variety of different sizes, and old-school nursery slang has stuck. While the industry-standard terminology is to call the sizes "Gallon Containers", that doesn't exactly translate to the traditional liquid "gallon" size we think of. You'll find we carry young 1-gallons, up to more mature 7-gallons ranging anywhere from 6 inches to 6ft.
How does the delivery process work?
All of our orders ship via FedEx Ground! Once your order is placed online, our magic elves get right to work picking, staging, boxing and shipping your trees. Orders typically ship out within 2 business days. You will receive email notifications along the way on the progress of your order, as well as tracking information to track your plants all the way to their new home!
Why are some states excluded from shipping?
The short & sweet answer is: "United States Department of Agriculture Restrictions." Every state has their own unique USDA restrictions on which plants they allow to come into their state. While we wish we could serve everyone, it's for the safety of native species and helps prevent the spread of invasive disease & pests. We've gotta protect good ole' Mother Nature, after all.
Most conifers are upright and tree-like, but the Weeping White Pine goes against the trend and has cascading branches that spill down and creep across the ground, covering a large area. This is the perfect plant for a bank or slope, or to cascade over a wall. It can also be staked-up to make a taller tree if wanted. Its beautiful long and soft needles are an attractive grey-green color and older trees will produce large cones too.
- Great ground-cover for slopes and banks
- Exotic appearance but easy-care
- Hardy to minus 40 – great for colder districts
- Adaptable to most soils
- Lovely grey-green needles and large cones
This hardy evergreen is never bothered by snow or ice and is a unique and special plant that will grace your garden, whatever your style of gardening is. From Japanese-style to environmentally-friendly designs, this pendulous form of the native White Pine is sure to catch attention and be a special favorite in your garden. It will grow in any ordinary soil and needs no special care to look spectacular. Highly recommended for colder zones.
- Plant Hardiness Zones 3-8
- Mature Width 10-20
- Mature Height 6-15
- Sun Needs Full Sun, Partial Sun
Trees are beneficial to every landscape, whether they are large or small, or in city or rural areas. Their positive impact on the environment is just as important as their visual appeal when used in a well-planned commercial or home garden design. When situated strategically around your property, trees can help reduce your energy consumption. They provide cooling shade during the hot summer months, which can lower your need for air conditioning or fans.
As winter approaches they filter out harmful UV rays while still allowing natural sunlight to filter in through your windows, therefore increasing the temperatures inside your home and reducing the need to turn the thermostat up. Trees help increase the value of your property when used in a low maintenance and well thought out landscape; this will also attract more potential buyers and make your property a great investment.
Growing White Weeping Pine Trees
The weeping white pine is adaptable to many of the USDA’s plant hardiness zones but is best suited for locations within zones 3 to 8. The weeping white pine is hardy to conditions in Minnesota and even the frequently cold and snowy state of Alaska. Northern parts of Texas and Florida are also suitable for this pine tree. However, locations further south tend to be too warm or humid for it, and should be avoided.
The weeping white pine loves soil that is rich in organic material and will thrive in loam type soils that have a medium level of moisture. In order to avoid root rot you should choose a location that is also well drained. Young trees will benefit from partial shade in the hotter locations but as the tree matures and reaches its tallest height, full sun throughout the entire day is acceptable.
Because of the tree’s ability to reach heights over 15 feet and diameters of 20 feet or more, you will want to situate the tree where it will have plenty of room to grow. As one of the slower growing species it could take up to 20 years for its full size to really show its impressive impact on your garden. As a general rule with trees of this size you will want to avoid planting it under power lines or too close to any kind of building if you plan on training it to grow more upright.
Care and Maintenance
Although the Pendula will require little pruning if left to its own devices, it is tolerant of heavy trimming when needed. Pruning can help prevent over-growth which will allow it to be planted closer to fences or buildings. By staking the tree or using small rope, you can train it to grow upright and away from these obstacles. As this is a pine it is highly susceptible to white pine blister rust which is usually deadly for the tree. Early intervention may prevent irreversible damage so it is important to check your tree regularly. This tree should not be planted in the vicinity of currant or gooseberry bushes.
History and Origins of the White Weeping Pine
Pinus strobus is native to the eastern portion of North America but can be found in the west, throughout Canada, and further south into Georgia. The tree is known to the Native American Iroquois nation as the Tree of Peace and is called the Weymouth Pine in the United Kingdom, where it was first introduced in 1620 by George Weymouth, an English explorer of the area that’s now the state of Maine.
The white pine is a popular tree for cultivars and several have been developed into new shapes; these include smaller dwarf versions and those with a weeping habit, like the Pendula. Pendula is a conical shaped tree with a broad spread – it can reach up to 20 feet in diameter. The weeping white pine tends to grow lower to the ground naturally so it makes a good candidate if you want to cover a large barren space. If you are interested in training the tree to grow upright, at maturity it will reach 15 feet or more.
Pendula has a tall straight trunk, with young branches typically spreading out horizontally before adopting the tree’s natural drooping appearance. As the tree matures the branches form a more irregular shape, accentuating its unique form. Its thickly covered branches are full of long, thin, blue to green-colored needles that are softer than the pine needles you’re probably used to from other species. Because the tree is an evergreen there is very little change in appearance over the autumn and winter months.
Adding Weeping White Pine Trees to Your Garden
If you are looking for a tree that is going to bring a one of a kind appeal to your property, you won’t have to look any further. The Weeping White Pine is a wonderful choice that is guaranteed to add a spark of difference to your space which it might currently be lacking. The Pendula’s irregular growth pattern will provide constant change throughout your generation and many more to come. We invite you to also browse through our complete collection of pine trees for more unique varieties.