SelecTree: Tree Detail
JAPANESE RED PINE
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
A fast growing pine.
Native to Japan, China, Korea, and Southeastern Russia.
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 Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria.
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
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus densiflora Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-densiflora >