What Is a Weeping Pine Tree?

A weeping pine tree is a pine with branches that hang heavily downward. This results in the needles having a graceful, cascading appearance. There are several species commonly called weeping pines; among them are the Mexican weeping pine and the weeping white pine.

The Mexican weeping pine is widely used commercially for pulp, paper and wood. It is native to northern Mexico but is now grown worldwide. The trunk is tall and straight with needles that droop from widely spaced branches. The weeping white pine is a semi-dwarf variety of the Eastern white pine with a very wide branch spread, in contrast to the regular form of the tree, which is tall and straight. The weeping form of the tree has long, trailing branches.