Wintergold White Pine
Pinus strobus 'Wintergold'
Wintergold White Pine foliage
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Height: 40 feet
Spread: 25 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Winter Gold White Pine, Eastern White Pine
This broad upright evergreen has light green needles that turn gold in fall and winter; a strong selection for a dramatic winter landscape accent; best planted in full sun
Wintergold White Pine has attractive light green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and turn gold in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Wintergold White Pine is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This tree 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;
Wintergold White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
Planting & Growing
Wintergold White Pine will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This tree 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.