The White Pine has skinny soft needles that are 6 to 12 centimeters long. It’s easy to recognize the eastern white pine because its needles grow in bunches of five. The white pine’s cones are 8 to 20 cm long and they hang down from the branches. This pine can grow 35 meters tall, with a trunk 60 to 140 centimeters in diameter. The white pine tolerates different moisture levels and can grow in any soil type but prefers sand or sandy loam.
The Austrian Pine has dark, rich green foliage and provides a pleasant contrast with other plants. Austrian pine needles are stiff, usually straight, 2 to 4 inches long and are in groups of two. Generally the Austrian Pine can grow to reach 40 to 60 feet and grows best in deep, moist and well-drained soils, but it will grow on a wide variety of soils. The Austrian Pine is an ideal evergreen for screening.