Pinus parviflora 'Glauca' (Japanese White Pine)
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Pinus parviflora 'Glauca' (Japanese White Pine)

Japanese White Pine 'Glauca'


Pinus parviflora 'Glauca' (Japanese White Pine) is a small evergreen coniferous tree of dense, conical habit when young, but develops into a wide-spreading, irregularly shaped tree, with a broad, flattened canopy. The foliage of stiff, curved, silver-blue needles is presented in tufts at the branch tips, adding charm to this picturesque tree. Very conspicuous, the abundant brownish-red cones open when ripe and persist up to 6 years, adding further interest. Adding up to 12 in. per year (30 cm), this cultivar of Japanese White Pine creates a striking landscape element wherever it is planted and makes a terrific specimen tree. Popular as a bonsai plant and in Asian gardens.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 35-50 ft. tall and wide (10-15 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in medium moisture, well-drained soils. Plants prefer cool summer climates and dislike heat and humidity. Drought tolerant once established. Tolerates salt spray.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for and rarely browsed by deer.
  • No pruning required.
  • Native to Japan, Korea.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
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 35' – 50' (10.5m – 15m)
Spread 35' – 50' (10.5m – 15m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
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 35' – 50' (10.5m – 15m)
Spread 35' – 50' (10.5m – 15m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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