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Pinus densiflora ‘Pendula’

Weeping Japanese Red Pine

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Features

  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread3m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping or Low spreading
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Needled evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Japan

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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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Prefers light, slight acid soil.

Propagation

Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

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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