SelecTree: Tree Detail
Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera'
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Tanyosho Pine is an unusual small compact pine, which is usually multi-trunked and rather picturesque. It grows very slowly into a medium sized tree, and often the lower branches are cleared away to expose the trunks, giving it a more treelike appearance. Thus it is a good plant for oriental gardens.
Pinus densiflora 'Tagyosho'
Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 10 - 20 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Needle, 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 - 10 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 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 Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Bonsai or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Oct 15, 2018.
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