14 responses to “Pinus wallichiana”

  1. Hollis

    wow! that’s a beautiful pine!! Thanks for sharing your love of plants and of course for providing this website.
    holiday cheers

  2. Ron B

    A specimen in Wright Park, Tacoma, WA was 99′ (30.1 m) tall with an average crown spread of 35′ (10.6 m) in 1990. (Van Pelt, CHAMPION TREES OF WASHINGTON STATE). I have seen this tree and thought its tall, comparatively narrow outline must be due to shading from other trees around it.

  3. Beverley

    Pinus wallichiana – Z8 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Pinus wallichiana – Z6-9 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Pinus py-nus; ancient classical name for a pine tree. wallichiana wo-lik-ee-ah-na. After Nathaniel Wallich (1785-1854]. Danish surgeon and botanist with the East India Co. Plant Names Simplified, Johnson and Smith & Dictionary of Plant Names, Coombes

  4. Michael F

    For anyone that is wondering, some white pines will tolerate exposure (and do so very well), generally the shorter-needled species, notably Pp. albicaulis, cembra, flexilis, parviflora, peuce, pumila, sibirica.

  5. Ron B

    Indeed such species may be native to just about the most extreme high altitude sites in the region. For instance, in the North Cascades of Washington P. albicaulis can be seen silhouetted against the sky on otherwise mostly treeless subalpine ridges where winter conditions must be quite severe – clearly enjoying a lack of competition by being able to grow on sites too harsh for other species occurring in stands close by.

  6. elizabeth a airhart

    merry christmas

  7. Carol Ross

    I first spotted a Himalayan pine in a yard in Philadelphia, and was determined to have one. Finally, in the eighties, I was able to obtain two very small ones from a nursery. They are now quite tall, and have survived some really tough winters here in Southeastern Bucks County Pennsylvania. Their beautiful soft texture makes them my favorite conifer.

  8. Margaret-Rae Davis

    This is wonderful to read and see such great Photographs. Especially on Christmas Day. I thank you for all the wonderful things I have been able to learn about and see.
    Happy New Year,
    Thank you,

  9. kafil ahmad

    i am an bsc student …..by looking at this picture i got a brief idea about pinus that will definitly help me in future …it is gr8

  10. Cheri

    I have fallen in love with this tree ever since I saw one at Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Oak Park, Illinois, close to Chicago. Then while walking back to the train from the houses he had built/designed. I saw more at the local park. They were beautiful and I have never seen one of these type of pines in Idaho or elsewhere.
    I found out it is called an Eastern White Pine.
    I figured this tree should be able to grow in Idaho, zone 6, but less humidity than other states. I have since seen them planted in landscaping near shopping strip malls and actually have seen them selling at Walmart and Lowe’s.
    I would love to have one, but can’t decide where to plant it on our 1 acre property. Which part is covered with a 990 sq ft shop and then we have an irrigation pond 100ft x 25 ft so these areas area are taken up besides the house and driveways.
    So thank you for all this information, also in my lists of wants is the weeping eastern white pine which is grafted onto an eastern white pine root stock.

  11. Paul

    Would anyone have any advise for keeping one of these pruned in a pot?
    I have a garden apartment with a car park below and I want to dig down and ‘bury’ the pot so that it looks natural. I can’t let it get much bigger than the 4 feet it already is.
    Prague, CZ

  12. siegmar

    We are writing a Field Guide for Afghanistan’s schools and universities. We would very much like to use the Pinus wallichiana picture there, and ask for permission. Thanks in advance.
    Prof Dr SWBreckle
    Dept Ecology
    Wasserfuhr 24-26
    D-33619 Bielefeld

  13. Daniel Mosquin

    You will have to email Douglas. There is a link to his email address in the contact section on this page.

  14. BRIAN

    i would like to grow the Pinus wallichiana from a seedling or liner but am having difficulty locating a supplier. Any help would be appreciated, looking for around 250-500 to get started.

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