Pinus strobus 'Golden Candles'

The buds and leaves of this plant are golden-yellow in the spring and early summer.

Although a lot of literature shows strobus to be hardy in zone 3 it has been my observation in my area which is zone 3a that the species and cultivars winter burn badly if they are not protected from winter drying. Yellow forms are even more prone to this than the green forms.

Pinus strobus 'Golden Candles' This picture was taken in 2000 during an ACS tour of the Harper Collection in Michigan.
Photo by Ken Church

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