Pinus strobus 'Fastigiata'

Although strobus is often showed as hardy to zone 3 and undoubtedly there may be a few that will do well in zone 3 most winter burn very badly and become disfigured. My experience in zone 3a is that Fastigiata is not hardy here.

Iseli describes a cultivar by this name stating in their catalogue ... 'A rapid-growing, narrow, upright tree with long and slender Blue-green needles that give this useful tree a soft-textured appearance. Bluish green in color.'

Bob Fincham shows a mature specimen of this cultivar in one of his 2 videos on cultivars of conifers. His commentary, although complimentary of the cultivar in its early years, describes an untidy plant when it grows to a large size. He informs that the fastigiate branches begin to open up and outward giving the plant a less pleasant appearance than its younger form.

This picture was taken in 2001 at the Botanical Gardens of Montreal, Canada.
Photo by Ken Church
Pinus strobus 'Fastigiata' Photo taken at Lyle Littlefield trial garden Orono, Maine.
Photo by Don Levesque