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Scientific Name: Pinus parviflora
Pronunciation: PYE-nus par-vih-FLORE-uh
Common Name: Japanese white pine
Family Name: Pinaceae
Plant Type: Conifer
Key ID Features: Needles 5 per fascicle, 4-6 cm long, stiff and twisted, appear in brush-like tuft on branches, glossy bluish-green color.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:15 - 22m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Forestry, Specimen plant, Tall background, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars on campus may include P. 'Tempelhof' (smaller than species).
Japanese white pine
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Needle-like
Arrangement: Fascicles
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Dark-green
Colour in Fall: Bluish, Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Acicular
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: n/a (male cone)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Colour (petals): No flowers, Red, Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Cone (winged seeds)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Showy, Persistent, cones may stay on tree more than six years; mostly between 4 to 8 cm long and 3 cm wide

Bark Morphology: Exfoliating, Plated, Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey, Black
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae

Propagation: Seed
(FEA) Field lab Equipment Area : near gate/ parking lot bed
(NRY) NuRserY
(TFL) Turf Field Lab
(TFLN) Turf Field Lab North : cv. Templehof
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