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Pinus koraiensis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
PY-nus kor-ee-EN-siss
Description

An adaptable, cold hardy, elegant variety of pine.  Its form is pyramidal when young, with branches of densely set needles, that feather to the ground.  As the tree matures, its more of a loose pyramidal shape, rounded crown and branches spreading horizontally, with the branches often reaching the ground.  

It is moderately drought tolerant.

Its mature brown cones contain large edible seeds (Pine nuts).

Its timber is used for furniture and construction.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Compact Glauca', 'Silveray', 'Winton'
Tags:
#evergreen#hardy#wildlife plant#moths#conifer#winter interest#deer resistant#nighttime garden#edible seeds#larval host plant#urban conditions tolerant#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant#pollinator garden#moth larva#imperial moth
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Compact Glauca', 'Silveray', 'Winton'
Tags:
#evergreen#hardy#wildlife plant#moths#conifer#winter interest#deer resistant#nighttime garden#edible seeds#larval host plant#urban conditions tolerant#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant#pollinator garden#moth larva#imperial moth
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    koraiensis
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Korea, Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant supports Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) larvae which have one brood per season and appear from April-October in the south. Adult Imperial Moths do not feed.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3.5 to 6 in. cones, single or in clusters. Turns brown
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    White
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3.5 to 4.5 in. blue-green needles in bundles of 3 to 5, glossy green above and blue-white below, an overall blue-green appearance
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    Gray-brown bark flakes to reveal a reddish-brown inner bark.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Covered with dense reddish-brown pubescence, turning brown with age.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Recreational Play Area
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Nighttime Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer