Compact Tanyosho Japanese Red Pine

Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera Compacta'

A very attractive, small tree that naturally develops a flat-topped, umbrella-like silhouette. Features red brown bark and dense, bright green needles. A low maintenance focal point that will add visual interest and texture to the landscape. The compact form is ideal for smaller areas. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationPY-nus DEN-sih-floor-uh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 12 ft. tall, 18 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis Pine is the perfect size for courtyards that need a low-maintenance focal point. Also does well in windswept coastal conditions. Multiple trunks and irregular growth is great for view lots that need visual relief without sacrificing the panorama. This beauty is gorgeous silhouetted by the rising or setting sun. Makes a fine specimen in the Asian garden or in Mediterranean schemes. Particularly attractive with landscape boulders and dry streambeds.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Rock Garden, Specimen, Topiary, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne); Astilbe (Astilbe)

Grows best in slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune semi-annually to maintain shape and structure.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

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