Pinus strobus 'Squiggles' / Squiggles eastern white pine

Pinus strobus 'Squiggles' is a flattened globose dwarf selection of eastern white pine with twisted blue-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 16 inches (40 cm) tall and 24 inches (60 cm) wide, a rate of growth of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm) per year, slightly more outward than up.

This cultivar originated as a seedling of P. strobus 'Contorta' selected in 1999 by Andy Duvall of South Lyon, Michigan, USA. P. strobus 'Wiggles' is a similar sister seeding. A conifer collector with sufficient room should try to obtain both for the purpose of comparison and historic importance.

Pinus strobus 'Squiggles' — the original plant at Duvall Nursery, South Lyon, Michigan, 2016. It was grown from seed by Andy Duvall in 1999, now 17 years old.
Photo by William Dunagin
Pinus strobus 'Squiggles' at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan, grafted from original plant. Photo from July, 2016.
Photo by William Dunagin
Pinus strobus 'Squiggles' — a large specimen on the grounds of the University of Wisconsin - Madison Arboretum.
Photo by Amy Nasr
Pinus strobus 'Wiggles' (L) and 'Squiggles' (R) planted side by side at the ACS Reference Garden, Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan.
Photo by F.D. Richards
Pinus strobus 'Squiggles' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by F.D. Richards