Weeping Pine Tree

Most conifers are upright and tree-like, but the Weeping White Pine goes against the trend and has cascading branches that spill down and creep across the ground, covering a large area. This is the perfect plant for a bank or slope, or to cascade over a wall. It can also be staked-up to make a taller tree if wanted. Its beautiful long and soft needles are an attractive grey-green color and older trees will produce large cones too.

  • Great ground-cover for slopes and banks
  • Exotic appearance but easy-care
  • Hardy to minus 40 – great for colder districts
  • Adaptable to most soils
  • Lovely grey-green needles and large cones

This hardy evergreen is never bothered by snow or ice and is a unique and special plant that will grace your garden, whatever your style of gardening is. From Japanese-style to environmentally-friendly designs, this pendulous form of the native White Pine is sure to catch attention and be a special favorite in your garden. It will grow in any ordinary soil and needs no special care to look spectacular. Highly recommended for colder zones.

Most conifers are upright and tree-like, but the Weeping White Pine goes against the trend and has cascading branches that spill down and creep across the ground, covering a large area. This is the perfect plant for a bank or slope, or to cascade over a wall. It can also be staked-up to make a taller tree if wanted. Its beautiful long and soft needles are an attractive grey-green color and older trees will produce large cones too.

  • Great ground-cover for slopes and banks
  • Exotic appearance but easy-care
  • Hardy to minus 40 – great for colder districts
  • Adaptable to most soils
  • Lovely grey-green needles and large cones

This hardy evergreen is never bothered by snow or ice and is a unique and special plant that will grace your garden, whatever your style of gardening is. From Japanese-style to environmentally-friendly designs, this pendulous form of the native White Pine is sure to catch attention and be a special favorite in your garden. It will grow in any ordinary soil and needs no special care to look spectacular. Highly recommended for colder zones.

Trees are beneficial to every landscape, whether they are large or small, or in city or rural areas. Their positive impact on the environment is just as important as their visual appeal when used in a well-planned commercial or home garden design. When situated strategically around your property, trees can help reduce your energy consumption. They provide cooling shade during the hot summer months, which can lower your need for air conditioning or fans.

As winter approaches they filter out harmful UV rays while still allowing natural sunlight to filter in through your windows, therefore increasing the temperatures inside your home and reducing the need to turn the thermostat up. Trees help increase the value of your property when used in a low maintenance and well thought out landscape; this will also attract more potential buyers and make your property a great investment.

Growing White Weeping Pine Trees

The weeping white pine is adaptable to many of the USDA’s plant hardiness zones but is best suited for locations within zones 3 to 8. The weeping white pine is hardy to conditions in Minnesota and even the frequently cold and snowy state of Alaska. Northern parts of Texas and Florida are also suitable for this pine tree. However, locations further south tend to be too warm or humid for it, and should be avoided.

Planting Location

The weeping white pine loves soil that is rich in organic material and will thrive in loam type soils that have a medium level of moisture. In order to avoid root rot you should choose a location that is also well drained. Young trees will benefit from partial shade in the hotter locations but as the tree matures and reaches its tallest height, full sun throughout the entire day is acceptable.

Because of the tree’s ability to reach heights over 15 feet and diameters of 20 feet or more, you will want to situate the tree where it will have plenty of room to grow. As one of the slower growing species it could take up to 20 years for its full size to really show its impressive impact on your garden. As a general rule with trees of this size you will want to avoid planting it under power lines or too close to any kind of building if you plan on training it to grow more upright.

Care and Maintenance

Although the Pendula will require little pruning if left to its own devices, it is tolerant of heavy trimming when needed. Pruning can help prevent over-growth which will allow it to be planted closer to fences or buildings. By staking the tree or using small rope, you can train it to grow upright and away from these obstacles. As this is a pine it is highly susceptible to white pine blister rust which is usually deadly for the tree. Early intervention may prevent irreversible damage so it is important to check your tree regularly. This tree should not be planted in the vicinity of currant or gooseberry bushes.