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Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine

Pinus strobus 'Sea Urchin'

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Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Sea Urchin') at Minor's Garden Center

Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine

Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine

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Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Sea Urchin') at Minor's Garden Center

Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine

Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  White Pine

Description:

A dwarf evergreen garden shrub with a dense, rounded habit of growth and silver blue foliage; extremely compact and slow growing, excellent for form, texture and color detail in home gardens or rock gardens; tends to show more blue than other cultivars

Ornamental Features

Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine has attractive silvery blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded 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;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sea Urchin Eastern White Pine will grow to be about 24 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 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.

Sizes Available:

10" #1 Cont.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
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