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Pinus densiflora 'Low Glow' (Japanese Red Pine)

Japanese Red Pine 'Low Glow', 'Low Glow' Japanese Red Pine


Pinus densiflora 'Low Glow' (Japanese Red Pine) is a small evergreen coniferous shrub forming a flat, dense globe covered with short, vibrant green needles. Slow-growing, 1-2 in. per year (2-5 cm), this miniature conifer is perfect for lighting up the mixed border or the rock garden.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall and wide (90-120 cm) after 10 years and 6 ft. at maturity.
  • Performs best in full sun in well-drained soils. Tolerates some afternoon shade, particularly in hot summer climates. Drought and salt tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for and rarely browsed by deer.
  • No pruning required.
  • Native to Japan, Korea, northeastern China.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, H1
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, H1
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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