Pinus

Pinus strobus ‘Nokomis’

Pine broom Pinus strobus 'Nokomis'
Pinus strobus ‘Nokomis’

About Pinus strobus ‘Nokomis’. This white pine broom is our very first broom discovery! It was located on our property in upper Michigan next to our picnic table! Who knows how many times we had lunch underneath it!!! In 2013 before we learned how to graft, Bob Fincham of Coenosium Gardens grafted the first scions for us. The new little grafted specimens were already producing cones. The broom also is loaded with cones and we have germinated some of the seeds. One of the seedlings was tiny, but survived only a couple years. This Pinus strobus broom is located along the shore of Gitche Gumee (Lake Superior) and therefore was named from the classic poem by Longfellow after Hiawatha’s grandmother, “nookomis”, which means “my grandmother” in the Ojibwe language.

White pine broom, Pinus strobus 'Nokomis' with numerous cones.
Pinus strobus ‘Nokomis’ broom with numerous cones.
Pinus strobus ‘Nokomis’ cultivar on display at the Oregon Garden Arboretum
December frost 2019, white pine broom  'Nokomis'
Sure is a “White Pine”!