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botanical name:
Pinus strobus 'Macopin'
Pinus strobus 'Macopin' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Weymouth Pine, Eastern White Pine
family:  Pinaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen
height: 2.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour:
fruit colour: light brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Slow growing dwarf cultivar eventually making a large shrub. Glaucous blue-green, needle-like leaves are arranged in fives. Light brown, pendent cones, about 20cm long, with scales tipped by pale resinous blobs. They are freely produced from when the tree is quite young.


cultivation:
Prefers light to medium, acid or neutral, well-drained soils. Can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Established trees can tolerate drought.
Grows at about 15cm per year.

propagation:
By grafting. Seed may produce unpredictable results.

usage:
Shrub borders, conifer beds, the display of cones makes good winter interest.

other notes:
Originated as a witch's broom found by William Gotelli and George Erhle at Macopin, New Jersey.

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