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Pinus densiflora

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
PY-nus den-si-FLO-ra
Description

A majestic specimen with its widespread arched branches with plumes of green needles and orange to orangish-red bark peeling off in plates.  Its rounded, horizontal spread will, with age, become a more flattened crown.  

The trunk is often crooked or twisted, an irregular habit.  It may also lean and be multitrunked.  

One of the most picturesque pines.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Aurea', 'Burke's Red Pine', 'Glitzer', 'Jane Kluis', 'Oculus Draconis', 'Pendula', Umbra, 'Umbraculifera'
Tags:
#evergreen#conifer#bonsai#exfoliating#deer resistant#picturesque#multitrunked
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Aurea', 'Burke's Red Pine', 'Glitzer', 'Jane Kluis', 'Oculus Draconis', 'Pendula', Umbra, 'Umbraculifera'
Tags:
#evergreen#conifer#bonsai#exfoliating#deer resistant#picturesque#multitrunked
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    densiflora
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern temperate Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 40 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 40 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Mounding
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1.5 to 2 in. dull yellow cones
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3 to 5 in. thin, upright needles in bundles of 2, bright to dark green. Leaves appear as if tufted
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    The orange-red bark will mature to a fissured gray at the base. Develops an exfoliating character.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer