Hardy to zone 3 this tree is the largest growing native tree in eastern North America. The flexible, blue green needles’ are 2 to 5 inches long and are found in fascicles of five, persisting for a year and a half. The cones are narrow 1.5 to 2 inches wide once open and 3 to 6 inches long. Preferring well drained soil and cool, humid climates it can reach heights of 50-80 feet. In some instances these trees will reach even greater heights. I have witnessed this tree do well in many situations it is not limited to those site conditions, however I have seen this tree to yellow in alkaline soils.
With a preference for full sun the Eastern White Pine will tolerate some shade and is quite intolerant of urban pollution.Although susceptible to storm damage and two rather serious pests White Pine Blister Rust and White Pine Weevil these drawbacks do not weaken my recommendation of this tree. In my opinion this tree is well suited to be used in large open areas such as parks or campuses in rural and urban areas.