The Eastern White Pine is an iconic native tree that grows naturally across all the eastern half of the country. It grows rapidly, adding 3 feet a year once well-established, and it forms a beautiful tall, straight trunk, covered in rugged gray bark. The needles are long and soft, with a characteristic blue-green color, and the cones are long and large.
The Eastern White Pine grows best in full sun, in well-drained open soil, but it is adaptable and will grow in most locations. Once established it has moderate resistant to normal summer drought periods. It needs no special care or pruning, and it has few pests or diseases.