Pinus strobus 'Wiggles' / Wiggles eastern white pine

Pinus strobus 'Wiggles' is a dwarf, flattened globose selection of eastern white pine with slightly contorted branching and fine, twisted, Blue-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 20 inches (50 cm) tall and 32 inches (80 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

This cultivar was one of 2 seedling selection made in 1999 by Andy Duvall of South Lyon, Michigan, USA. Andy grew these seedlings from Pinus strobus 'Contorta' seed obtained from the ACS Seed Exchange Program. Pinus strobus 'Squiggles' is the sister seedling. Although somewhat similar in appearance, 'Wiggles' seems to grow as more of a flattened globe, while 'Squiggles' is a bit more upright. A conifer collector with sufficient room should try to obtain both for the purpose of comparison and historic importance.

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Pinus strobus'Wiggles' — a mature specimen at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan.
Photo by F.D. Richards
Pinus strobus'Wiggles' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by F.D. Richards
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

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