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Japanese Red Pine Pinus densiflora

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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.

 

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#evergreen#conifer#bonsai#exfoliating#deer resistant#picturesque#multitrunked
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#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
    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, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1.5 to 2 in. dull yellow cones
  • Leaves:
    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