Pinus strobus Louie
Pinus strobus 'Louie' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Golden White Pine

Pinus strobus 'Louie' is a fast growing golden pine that holds its colour all season long. It has long thin vibrant yellow needles with interior foliage that is shaded fresh green so the yellow really stands out. It is globe shaped when young but will develop into a symmetrical pyramid. This plant looks best when it is placed against a dark background where it will really stand out.

  • Height: 5.5-6 m (18-20 ft)
  • Spread: 3.1-4.6 m (10-15 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Foliage Colour: yellow
  • Shape: Broad upright

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Pinus strobus 'Louie' 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 prefers average well drained soil that has been amended with organic material.  It is not particular as to soil type, but it has a definite preference for acidic soils.  It is quite intolerant of urban pollution so it is not a good choice for a downtown environment.