• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Slow grower to 20 to 40 ft. tall, 10 to 20 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Asian Garden
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Does not flower
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-nus par-vi-FLOH-ra
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 9, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower to 20 to 40 ft. tall, 10 to 20 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design 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.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.