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Pinus thunbergii | Japanese Black Pine

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Synonym Names: Pinus thunbergiana

Family: Pinaceae

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This variety of Pine is both rigid and twisted, with needles of 3"-4". It has an irregular shape, and the short, contorted branches produce a canopy shaped tree. The buds are white, and the cones are egg -shaped and without prickles. Pines are highly combustible plants.  Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Notes and Maintenance Tips: You will love the oriental effect this plant brings to your garden. There is something peaceful about it. It can be kept at a low height and its form can be modified by selective pruning and wiring.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Tree, Conifer

Height Range

6-12', 12-25', 25-40', 60-100'

Width Range

6-12', 12-25', 25-40'

Flower Color

n/a

Flower Season

n/a

Leaf Color

Dark Green

Bark Color

Grey

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Very Low, Low

Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Rocky

Soil Condition

Average, Moist

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

USDA Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Sunset Zones

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Salt Ocean Spray, Windy Conditions

Design

Design Styles

Japanese, Ranch, Seascape, Woodland

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape

Seasonal Interest

n/a

Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Lawn, Patio, Roadside, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Wind Break

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

 

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