Angel Falls Weeping White Pine
Pinus strobus 'Angel Falls'
Angel Falls Weeping White Pine foliage
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Height: 10 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Eastern White Pine
This is a refined version of the popular weeping white pine; extraordinary long narrow blue-green needles, a strong weeping habit, and a profusion of buds and branches make this one a superior pick as a garden accent
Angel Falls Weeping White Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Angel Falls Weeping White Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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;
Angel Falls Weeping White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Angel Falls Weeping White Pine will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 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.