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Japanese Red Pine

Botanical Name
Pinus densiflora
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
7
Height
40 to 60 feet, up to 100 feet
Width
40 to 60 feet
Flowers
Monoecious
Fruit
Cone: short stalked, 1.5 to 2 inches, remain 2 to 3 years on tree
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained, slightly acidic
Planting & Care
  • Use as specimen where form and orange-red bark can be appreciated
  • Not salt tolerant
  • Relatively slow growing
Problems
Cankers, needle blights, scale, webworm, spittlebug, shoot borer
Varieties
  • Oculus Draconis - needles are banded with yellow in the center, dense round form
  • Umbriculifera (Tanyosho Pine) - dwarf, with flat-topped form and yellow-green foliage, good for Japanese gardens
  • Globosa - dwarf with rounded form, 15 feet in 50 years, short deep green needles, semi-prostrate trunk
  • Tiny Temple - slower growing 4 inches per year, needles are thin and 2.5 inches long and are dark green outside and gray-blue inside, wide pyramidal habit

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