Pinus strobus 'Stowe Pillar'

This very narrow columnar form — narrower even than 'Fastigata' — was discovered by Greg Williams of Kate Brook Nursery, Hardwick, VT, which is not far from the fabled ski resort of Stowe Mountain. It's tight branching makes it more resistant than the species to breaking under heavy, wet snow load. Ideal for tight spaces or as a vertical element that is less dense or rigid than the junipers or chamaecyparis cultivars that often serve that purpose.

Stowe Pillar, cones. Note the acute angle of the branching.
Photo by Sean Callahan
Pinus strobus 'Stowe Pillar', new growth.
Photo by Sean Callahan
Pinus strobus 'Stowe Pillar,' an approximately 7-year old specimen photographed in Brunswick, ME
Photo by Sean Callahan
Pinus strobus 'Stowe Pillar,' an approximately 7-year old specimen photographed in Brunswick, ME
Photo by Sean Callahan

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