Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Prefers fertile soils, but tolerates a wide variety of soil conditions. Intolerant of air pollutants such as ozone and sulfur dioxide.
This cultivar is a fast growing (12"+ per year), upright, full-sized eastern white pine tree with an open, pyramidal habit. Typically grows 12-15' over the first ten years, eventually reaching 30-70' tall. Landscape size may be controlled by pruning, however, even to the extent of regularly shearing and growing this pine as a hedge. Features light green needles in bundles of five which turn an attractive golden yellow in winter. Brown cones (4-6" long) are attractive to birds, but are often not produced until 5-10 years.
Generally a low-maintenance tree with few problems. Some susceptibility to white pine blister rust which is a bark disease that is usually fatal. Species of Ribes (e.g., currants or gooseberries) are the alternate host for white pine blister rust and may be considered as candidates for elimination in areas where white pines are under attack. White pine blister rust is not considered to be a problem in Missouri however. Also susceptible to white pine weevil, aphids, spider mites, and scale.
Effective as a specimen or accent in lawns. Site in areas with adequate space for future growth, unless size is to be controlled by pruning. May be regularly shaped and incorporated into a foundation planting or regularly sheared and grown as a hedge.