Pinus strobus 'Princess Kiara' / Princess Kiara Eastern white pine

Pinus strobus 'Princess Kiara' is an upright form of Eastern white pine possessing exceptionally good shape and structure. The needles are short, dense and soft, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long with a very gray/green color with an annual growth rate approximately 1 foot (30 cm) per year. After 10 years 'Princess Kiara' will be a proper tree, 10 feet (3 m) tall.

Bill Journeay found the original plant growing along an old logging road in Queens County, western Nova Scotia, Canada. He named the plant for his granddaughter. The original plant was transplanted and is established at Kingsbrae Gardens in St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada and has been propagated by local nurseries through grafting.

This cultivar was registered through the ACS Conifer Registration program and accepted by the International Conifer Registry at the Royal Horticultural Society. William C. Journeay is officially recognized as both the originator (2001), nominator and registrant (2011).

Pinus strobus 'Princess Kiara' — a young, recently propagated specimen.
Photo by Bill Journeay
Pinus strobus 'Princess Kiara' — the original tree at Kingsbrae Gardens, New Brunswick, Canada.
Photo by Bill Journeay