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JAPANESE RED PINE
Pinus densiflora

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Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

A fast growing pine.

Native to Japan, China, Korea, and Southeastern Russia.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Conical, Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 50 feet.

Width: 30 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Blue Green or Light to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter.

Bark Orange or Red Brown, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Low.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus densiflora Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 24, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-densiflora >

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