Pinus strobus 'Minuta'

Pinus strobus 'Minuta' According to the Porterhowse Farms catalogue, "this is a dense compact, mounding selection of dwarf Eastern White pine with short, Blue-green needles. This is an excellent plant for the small garden." Its estimated size at maturity is 2 feet (60 cm) tall and 3 feet (1 m) wide after 10 years in the garden, a rate of growth of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm) per year.

The origin of this cultivar is not known at this time. Its first mention was in 1980 in Joel W. Spingarn's catalog published by his nursery in Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA.

Comment from Ken Church in Manitoba, Canada - This plant is not fully hardy in zone 3. It suffers from winter burn if not covered for the winter.

Pinus strobus 'Minuta.' This picture was taken during the 2000 ACS tour in Michigan at the Harper Collection at Hidden Lakes Garden, Tipton, Michigan.
Photo by Ken Church
Pinus strobus 'Minuta' at Bickelhaupt Arboretum, Clinton, Iowa, May 2004.
Photo by Dax Herbst
A 20-year old Pinus strobus 'Minuta' growing in Zone 5b, northwestern Pennsylvania.
Photo by William Dunagin