We are looking to plant an upright native (to BC or at least the PNW) 5-needle pine for our yard in Victoria, the idea being to eventually have a largish tree in 15-20 years. My initial interest was Pinus monticola, which is native to Van. Island. However, it is basically impossible to find commercially, and I suspect would be tricky to grow even if we found one (blister rust, fussy with soil, etc.). A local grower suggested P. strobus ‘fastigiata’, an upright cultivar of eastern white pine, obviously not native to the region, but an attractive looking tree nonetheless. Any other suggestions we might consider? I’ve started wondering about sugar pine (P. lambertiana), which is a beautiful tree when mature, native to southern Oregon and Cali., awesome cones, but I also have not encountered in local nurseries. Thanks for any tips.