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Japanese White Pine

Botanical Name
Pinus parviflora
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
7
Height
25 to 50 feet
Width
25 to 50 feet
Flowers
May: monoecious, small, yellow-green in clusters
Fruit
Cone: 1.5 to 4 inches, remain 6 to 7 years on tree, thick brownish-red
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained, adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Somewhat tolerant of salt spray
  • Relatively tolerant of most soils as long as they are well-drained
  • Slow growing
Problems
Cankers, needle blights, scale, webworm, spittlebug, shoot borer
Varieties
  • Adcock's Dwarf - bonsai-esque, 3 feet upright globe form
  • Glauca - blue foliage, common, long twisted needles
  • Ogon Janome - variegated cultivar with bands of yellow on the needles
  • Bergman - upright, compact form, twisted blue-green needles, shurb or small tree, 15 to 20 feet tall

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