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Pinus densiflora

Japanese red pine

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Features

  • Height15m to 25m
  • Spread4m to 8m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Pinus densiflora (Japanese red pine). This is a hardy rapidly growing pine. It will usually form 2 or more trunks. The bark is reddish-orange and attractive. The 2 sheath needles are about 3-5in long and bluish-green. The cones are about 2 inches long.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Japan, N.E. Asia

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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