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Pinus densiflora ‘Umbraculifera’

Japanese red pine

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Features

  • Height3.5m to 5m
  • Spread4m to 6.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Pinus densiflora ‘Umbraculifera’ (Japanese red pine). This is also known as Pinus densiflora 'Tagyosho', which is slow-growing and rounded, and grows in a shape of a dome with needled, green leaves.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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