Pinus strobus 'Outreach' / Outreach eastern white pine

Pinus strobus 'Outreach' is a dwarf to intermediate growing, upright tree form of eastern white pine with attractive, open, architectural, outreaching primary branching and blue-green foliage that grows as tufts of needles at the ends of the branchlets. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar is fairly obscure and known to exist in only a few of the larger gardens and collections, mostly in the northeastern parts of the United States. It originated as a witch's broom seedling selected in the 1990s by Dr. Sidney Waxman of University of Connecticut at Storrs.

Pinus strobus 'Outreach' — a 2002 accession seen in the Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection at the New York Botanical Garden,The Bronx, New York. Photo from 2020.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss

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