|Pinus strobus 'UConn'
(UConn Eastern White Pine)
Botanical Name: Pinus strobus 'UConn'
UConn Eastern White Pine
A 5 needle pine with light green needles that have a hint of blue.
In its youth it is a heavily branched, broad pyramid. It becomes more rounded at maturity but stays full to its base.
20 feet tall with the same width at maturity.
Full sun. It can tolerate some shade, especially in the afternoon.
Description: This is an upright form of White Pine that will make a fairly large tree when left alone. However, it grows at a rate no more than half as fast as a regular White Pine and branches quite heavily. Therefore, it is a plant that can make a natural hedge with little or no shearing. The original plant at the University of Connecticut is quite large now but very full, dense, and impossible to see through. At a size when a regular White Pine would be thinning out, this one continues to stay full right down to the ground.