Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag' / Blue Shag Eastern White pine

Pinus strobus 'BlueShag' is a fast growing, flattened globose dwarf selection of Eastern White pine with somewhat loose symmetrical branches holding distinctive, attractive Blue-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4.5 feet (1.5 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in 1978 by Dr. Sidney Waxman of University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA.

Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag'— fast becoming a popular selection of the dwarf Eastern white pine. This Waxman introduction is an outstanding, compact, reliably rounded form. Excellent for a variety of landscape uses.
Photo by Iseli Nursery, Inc.
Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag' at Bickelhaupt Arboretum, Clinton, Iowa, March 2004.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag' — copyright of The Wildlife & Conifer Garden.
Photo by Nonda Surrat