Japanese White Pine
Japanese White Pine
Pinus parviflora 'Glauca'Item #6547 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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Open, broad pyramidal form with attractive bluish-green to gray needles. Beautiful landscape specimen. Widely used as bonsai or container plant. Evergreen conifer.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PY-nus par-vi-FLOH-raPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:2 - 9, 14 - 24Growth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow grower to 20 to 40 ft. tall, 10 to 20 ft. wide in 10 years.Foliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Does not flowerGarden styleAsian/ZenDesign IdeasThis Pine is a great low-maintenance, hardy evergreen for large homesites, parks or boulevard plantings. Very useful where soils or water supply is alkaline. May be used for a casual windbreak or visual screen. Plant as a single specimen, beautiful under snowfall. Good candidate for driveway planting on very large homesites or commercial areas.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This pine is native to Japan but its presence in eastern China suggests it is also native or was merely imported in ancient times as it has completely naturalized in Jiangsu. It was first identified and seed collected by Philipp von Siebold 1796-1866. He was physician with the Dutch East India Company in Japan from 1826 to 1830, and collected the first large group of plants from that island to be introduced to the west. His classification effort was assisted by Joseph Zuccarini, 1797-1848 of Munich, Germany. It was introduced into Europe in 1861 by the renowned nursery firm of J. G. Veitch. This silver-foliage variety is the most outstanding of its type.