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Pinus strobus 'Mini Twists'

Plant Type: Conifer Shrubs, Dwarf Conifers

Mini Twists Eastern White Pine

A great fit for the smaller landscape, Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’ with its small twisted and curvy needles will create an unusual texture in the garden. A much smaller, dwarf version of the large growing ‘Contorta’, ‘Mini Twists’ responds well to annual candle pruning which will encourage an even more compact, full-foliaged small shrub or tree. Mature size: 6’H x 4’W

Dwarf: 3-6″ per year. Broad Upright. Zone 3. Bluish. Conifer. Full Sun.

Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’ is a compact, globose to broadly pyramidal dwarf selection of eastern white pine. Needles are light bluish-green, soft and twisted about the stem. Branching and stem structure is species-typical but much slower, only growing 2 to 4 inches (5 – 10 cm) annually, resulting in a nice 5 foot (1.5 m) tall tree after 10 years. Its tidy, uniform growth and unique foliage makes ‘Mini Twists’ an excellent focal point in the conifer garden.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

The candles can be trimmed back to create a more filled out small tree. Note that his resembles a shrub when young, but will mature into a small tree reaching approximately 8' tall and 4' wide.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Bluish green

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Characteristics & Attributes


Twisted needles are attractive.

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance


full sun

Growth Rate

3-6" per year

Seasonal Interests