White Pine is our fastest growing pine tree. Unlike most other pines, it tolerates light shade. Prefers good, well-drained garden soil with lower pH and protection from the west wind. Great as a large evergreen specimen tree or hedge planting if sheared regula ... rly. Ideal time to plant pines is late July to the first of October, and they typically do poorly if planted after October 1st on exposed sites. Extremely susceptible to salt damage. Our White Pines are unclipped for a more natural appearance.