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Prune to maintain shape. Cut back candles (new growth before needles begin to emerge) at least halfway to slow growth or to increase bushiness. Pines often drop many needles annually. This is a natural process of growth and is not a cause for concern.
Tolerates a wide variety of soils, but the soil should be well drained.
Once established, pines require very little supplemental watering. Water young plants and potted plants when the soil is barely moist 2 inches below the surface. Established plants may require additional water during periods of extended drought, especially when growing in areas that normally receive water.
Spring or fall. When planting, allow large species enough room for growth.
To avoid rank growth, do not fertilize pines heavily. When fertilizing, use plant food for evergreen trees and shrubs.