Scientific Name: Pinus densiflora
Common Name: Japanese red pine
Family Name: Pinaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Irregular, Spreading, Upright
Form: Irregular, Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Tall background, Wind break, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Fascicles, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Aug-Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Needles 2 per fascicle, 8-12cm long x 0.7-1.2mm wide, margins rough, stomatal lines on all surfaces; female cones conical to ovate, 4-7cm long, in whorls of 2-5 at branch nodes, remaining closed and attached for several years, seed with wing 10-17mm long; bark partially red to orange, exfoliating. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>