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Pinus koraiensis

Korean pine

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Features

  • Height20m to 25m
  • Spread7m to 11m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourDeep silver green

Description

Pinus koraiensis (Korean pine). This is a slow growing pine which is ideal for small gardens. The 5 sheath needles are about 4 inches long. The cones are 4-6 inches long with seeds are edible.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Japan, Korea, N.E. China

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, 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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