422 Bath Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
89 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
201 Gray Rd (Route 100)
Cumberland, ME 04021
Squiggles White Pine
Pinus strobus 'Squiggles'
Squiggles White Pine
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Height: 15 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Eastern White Pine
A beautiful evergreen garden shrub with a dense, bun shaped habit of growth and curly, twisted blue-green needles; compact and slow growing, excellent for form, texture and color detail in home gardens or for rock gardens; needs full sun
Squiggles White Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its decidedly oval form. It has attractive powder blue-variegated bluish-green foliage. The twisted needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter.
Squiggles White Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely oval form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub 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;
Squiggles White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Squiggles White Pine will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.
This shrub 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 foliage 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.