Golden Ghost Japanese Red Pine

Pinus densiflora 'Golden Ghost'

Striking golden foliage nearly shimmers in sunlight on this handsome upright conifer. Bundles of slender needles are held on orange-red stems, adding year-round interest. An excellent landscape accent, providing fantastic texture and color. Evergreen.
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4 - 8

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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 MaturityGrows 6 to 12 in. per year; reaches 6 to 15 ft. tall and wide in 10 years.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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 annually to for shape and structure.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

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