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

Eastern White Pine

'Macopin' was discovered as a witch's broom in Macopin, NJ, in 1979 by William Gotelli and George Erhle. This dwarf, globose form has a tendency to grow irregularly with age and get "shrubby." If given the room to grow, it makes a nice focal point. It has the typical blue-green needles of the Eastern White Pine but will produce abundant cones even at an early age.

  • Height: .9-1.5 m (3-5 ft)
  • Spread: .9-1.5 m (3-5 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of direct sun
  • Foliage Colour: blue green
  • Shape: broad upright or oval
  • Critter Resistance: some resistance to deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Macopin' will take some shade but prefers full sun to to grow to its potential. It is tolerant of most locations but will prosper in fertile, well-drained soil.