Pinus strobus 'Beal's Starry Night' / Beal's Starry Night Eastern White pine

Pinus strobus 'Beal's Starry Night' is a very dense, slow growing selection of Eastern White pine with light green foliage that forms a tuft of very short needles around the base of the candles late in the season, giving the plant the appearance of stars around each bud. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 2 feet (60 cm) tall and 2.5 feet (75 cm) wide, a rate of growth of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found by Dr. Frank Telewski of Michigan State University in 1999. Andy Duvall, Lyon, Michigan introduced it to the nursery trade shortly thereafter. The plant is named for the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden in East Lansing, Michigan.

Pinus strobus 'Beal's Starry Night' the original plant at Duvall Nursery, South Lyon, MI, 2016. Andy Duvall grafted it from a broom provided by Dr. Frank Telewski in 1999.