A grand and elegant native pine with soft 5 needle clusters (about 4” long) that are light green with a bluish cast, 6-8” green cones hang like ornaments & turn brown as they age & open, caterpillar host for the Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon), suitable for Bonsai, rapid grower, evergreen, attracts birds (for seed eating and nesting), likes well-drained acid soil, young trees will tolerate light shade.
50 to 100’ tall (30-50’ wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b
Native Range: NL across S. ON to MN, south to GA and AR. Rare in IN
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