Grow your own Western White Pine, a handsome, fast-growing tree from the Western United States and Canada!
- 100% guaranteed
- Seed-grown on California's Redwood Coast
- Transplanting and care instructions included
Full Sun / Partial Shade
50 – 250' tall / 20 – 50' spread
About Western White Pine
Western White Pine (Pinus monticola) is closely related to Pinus strobus, Eastern White Pine, but the Western version is denser, narrower, and larger, with stiffer needles and bigger cones. Western White Pine grows in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, and Northern California), British Columbia, and east into Idaho and Montana, where, prior to over-logging, it reached its greatest size and grew in its most impressive forest stands. Western White Pine is the State Tree of Idaho, and is known by many names, including Idaho White Pine, Fingercone Pine and Silver Pine.
Like its Eastern cousin, this tree sports bundles of 5-needles (2 to 6-inches long) with white undersides — contributing the color from which the tree gets many of its common names. In form, Western White Pine has a narrow crown composed of regularly spaced horizontal branches with ascending tips, all built around a dark, silvery-black trunk, straight and slender. The tallest Western White Pine was a giant towering nearly 300 feet into the sky with an 8 foot diameter trunk. The cones of Western White Pines are often collected as novelty items — they can be up to 15 inches long and look like giant bananas.
Once yielding the preferred wood for matches and toothpicks and hundreds of other uses, Western White Pine is no longer the major timber tree it once was, although its straight-grained, non-resinous, lightweight wood exhibits great dimensional stability and is thus still favored for making patterns, windows, doors, sashes, and other items requiring exacting measurements and stability. Native peoples also made great use of Western White Pine, chewing its resin, weaving baskets from its bark, and using other parts of the tree for medicine and food. Western White Pine grows rapidly to a large size, and makes a handsome ornamental for capacious yards
About Jonsteen's Seedlings
All of our trees are seed-grown at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture. Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!
About Jonsteen's 100% Guarantee
All of our trees are guaranteed to arrive healthy and in good condition. If your tree perishes despite your honest efforts, we will be happy to replace it with a small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling. You can learn more about our guarantee and tree replacement policy here.
Seedling Size Chart: Medium
Due to the dynamic nature of actively growing trees, as well as the tremendous variation between species’ growth rates, we rely on the cubic volume of a seedling’s root mass to determine its “size” (Small / Medium / Large / XL). Within each size there is minor variance — the dimensions provided here represent the category minimum. If exact measurements are essential, please contact us about current stock.