Pinus strobus 'Merrimack' / Eastern White Pine

A very dende little slow growing globe. Although it is rated for zone 3 my experience is that almost all strobus burns in the winter and this plant is no exception. If it is protedted from direct sun during Feb.-March it does quite well in my zone 3a. It is a good contrasting green color against all other green confers. From mid summer through fall and winter the plant turns from green to lime green to green-gold. It gives outstanding contrast and color and does not outgrow its space. It is reported that it is a compact form that comparitivly falls between Horsford and nana in growth rate. All authorities rate it as a 'choice' plant.

Pinus strobus 'Merrimack'
Photo by Ken Church
Pinus strobus 'Merrimack' This photo was taken at Bickelhaupt Arboretum located in Clinton, IA in the Heartland Collection of Garden Conifers during the fall of 2003.
Photo by Dax Herbst


Helen Walmsley

Does pinus strobus merrimack have the same medicinal properties as the large pinus strobus