Pinus strobus 'HILLSIDE WINTER GOLD'

Pinus strobus
Pinus strobus 'HILLSIDE WINTER GOLD'
eastern white pine, Weymouth pine
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 6-12m
USUAL WIDTH 4-6m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:green a golden
LOCATION full sun
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
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White (Weymouth) pines are very popular for their soft needles which you want to touch over and over again. They are usually long, silvery blue-green and come in whorls of 5. Trees of this pine can be large and dwarf, wide or columnar. Pine trees with yellow needles are quite popular in trade, especially those which do not look sick bearing this unusual colour. And Hillside Winter Gold is undoubtedly healthy from every view. You can find it listed as only Winter Gold or even Helen (formerly).

Hillside Winter Gold is a 1970's white pine achievement for the Hillside Nursery from Lehighton in Pennsylvania, USA. They already introduced a few other white pine varieties e.g. Globosa, Hillside Gem, Hillside Weeper, and Millstream. This one is appreciated for its rich, deep golden, almost orange colour of needles from late autumn until mid spring. They are 8-10 cm long, and grow in whorls of 5.

It grows fast into a tall, broadly pyramidal tree, becoming broadly columnar with age. Its natural habit can be thin and somewhat leggy, however, if you spend a little bit of time on it every spring it can develop into a superb and immensely beautiful conifer - just prune all new shoots (so called candles) by a half in May. It will get much denser and will remain shorter which will enable you growing it in a small garden, too.

Pines like sunny locations and well-drained, sandy soil, they usually do not require fertilizing unless they suffer from chlorosis in which case magnesium and ferrum-based agents should be used. They are practically maintenance-free. Extremely hardy to about -40°C (USDA 3).

Last update 10-09-2018
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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