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Pinus densiflora ‘Pendula’

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An unusual slow growing tree in the UK, Pinus densiflora 'Pendula' has an attractive, stiffly weeping habit, dark green needles and once established burnished dark orange-red bark.

Supplied Size: 4L containers (30 - 50 cm tall)

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Pinus densiflora  ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
4 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Pinus densiflora 'Pendula' grows to be a very small weeping tree if supported, a weeping shrub if not.
Height: up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) if the leader is supported.
Spread: up to 3 m (10 ft)

Notes: As Pinus densiflora 'Pendula' will weep stiffly, if a taller plant is preferred it is generally best to train the main leader to the required height up a large bamboo cane or support to the required height. Once this support is removed it will cascade down.

If planted and the main leader not supported, Pinus densiflora 'Pendula' will grow to be a low, spreading pendulous conifer, still very handsome and good for growing down over walls, etc.

Plant Finder: about Pinus densiflora ‘Pendula’

Common names

Weeping Japanese Red Pine


Pinus densiflora ‘Pendula’ (Weeping Japanese Red Pine). A weeping, long-needled dwarf pine popular in Japan, with orange bark and which can be trained up a cane to make a more upright habit before weeping, or un-staked to create a prostrate plant.


Prefers light, slight acid soil.

Interest and use

Grown as a spreading plant for ground-cover, or train for a more upright shape. Grown for its evergreen foliage and habit. Suitable for rock gardens, for growing over walls, Japanese style planting, and as an architectural plant.

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Pinus densiflora  ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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