Scientific Name: Pinus parviflora
Common Name: Japanese white 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 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Forestry, Specimen plant, Tall background, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Fascicles, Soft flexible, Lustrous, Acicular, Serrulate
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Red, Apr-May
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep-Oct-Nov, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Needles 5 per fascicle, (3-)4-6cm long x 0.8mm wide, stiff and twisted, finely toothed, appear in brush-like tuft on branches, glossy bluish-green color; seed cones 1-10, crowded on upper part of new shoots, ovoid or elliptic-ovoid, maturing 6-8cm long x 3-3.5cm wide, resinous, persistant for many years; seeds obovoid, blackish, 8-10mm long x 6-7mm wide; wings short, 3-7mm long x 8mm wide. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>