Pinus strobus 'Torulosa'
Twisted (Eastern) White Pine
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Conifer, evergreen tree, needles much twisted and to a lesser degree the branches.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3
- Jacobson (1996) states that this selection was introduced in about 1977 and, therefore, the cultivar name is invalid since "latinized" cultivar names have been forbidden since 1959. This selection apparently is often confused with the older and much rarer selection, ‘Contorta’ (Contorted White Pine), which was named in 1931. ‘Contorta’ is described as having a twisted trunk, branches and young shoots ascending and twisted, and needles densely arranged, 5-8 cm long, and cones 4-7 cm long (Krüssmann, 1985).