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PINUS
PINE


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The genus of Pinus consists of 91 species from N. America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, N. Africa, Asia, Indonesia and Japan. They are evergreen trees or shrubs and we are currently growing selections from 12 species. They are Pinus banksiana, the Jack Pine; bungeana, the Lacebark Pine; P. cembra, the Swiss Stone Pine; P. densiflora, the Japanese Red Pine; the Limber Pine, p. flexilis; the Korean Pine or P. koraiensis; P.mugo known as the Swiss Mountain Pine; P. parviflora, the Japanese White Pine; P. strobus, the Eastern White Pine; P. sylvestris, the Scotch Pine; P. thunbergiana or the Japanese Black Pine; and P. wallichiana the Himalayan Pine. We are growing over 40 good garden forms of pinus with some being very dwarf, P. strobus 'Sea Urchin' 1 foot in ten years, and some being rather fast, P. wallichiana 'Zebrina' which will be 12 feet in ten years.

Banksiana
Jack Pine


The Jack Pine was until recently not known for any ornamental cultivars, but thanks to the Arnold Arboretum this has changed. The species is known for its extreme hardiness (hardiest of the American Pines) and is very valuable in northern climates. Its natural range is from Nova Scotia to northern New York and west to northern Indiana and Illinois up to Wisconsin and Minnesota. It was named for Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820. Quite a number of interesting garden ornamentals are becoming available in the trade and we currently offer two of the best. One is a globose shaped plant and the other is a prostrate one.

Miniature
Globose
Zone 3
CHIPPEWA� Here is the dwarfest of the Jack Pines we grow. It is a great plant with very small needles. It will develop into a nice dwarf, compact globe with a good green color. It was raised at the Arnold Arboretum and named in 1974 by Al Fordham and H. Welch. Excellent choice for bonsai also!

Miniature
Prostrate
Zone 3
SCHOODIC� Here is another selection from the Arnold Arboretum in MA. It is a very slow plant that has a real nice prostrate form. It really hugs the ground and is a nice dark green color.
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Bungeana
Lacebark Pine




Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Plant Award

Intermediate
Upright
Zone 5
The species of Lacebark Pine will grow in its native habitat of Central China to 25-30 meters high and at an elevation of 500 to 1800 meters. In China it is frequently found planted near temples and in cemeteries. It was first observed in a temple garden in 1831 by Dr. Bunge near Peking and was introduced by R. Fortune into Britain in 1846. It is a most interesting form of pine and is greatly underused in modern landscaping. It has a small, densely branched, often multi-stemmed habit with beautiful bark that makes it perfect for the smaller garden. The flaking bark creates a beautiful patchwork of color (white with red-brown, gray, green) underneath. This starts at about 3 inches trunk diameter. The needles are a nice dark green color and occur 3 to a bundle. Excellent choice!

Dwarf
Upright
Zone 5
'TEMPLE GEM' The Dwarf Lacebark Pine. This is a small, highly ornamental tree that is perfect for the rock garden, Japanese Garden or dwarf conifer garden. It has highly ornamental exfoliating bark with green, gray, tan and beige patchwork of colors. This selection grows about 1/3rd the normal rate of the species with shorter and thinner glossy needles. This one looks very promising!!

Cembra
Swiss Stone Pine

Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Plant Award

The Swiss Stone Pine, Pinus cembra, is a narrow conical tree 10-25 meters high in its natural area of Central Europe to Western Ukraine and Siberia at 1300 to 2000 meters. It does well in open areas in severe climates and even on north slopes of mountains with clay soil if it has sufficient moisture. P. cembra has been around since 1746. It is a great tree for landscapes. We currently offer 4 cultivars that make fantastic garden forms and all are much slower than the species.

Dwarf
Conical
Zone 4
'BLUE MOUND' A very tight conical shape with nice silver-blue needles. It was selected for its dwarf rate of growth, about 1/4th as slow as P. cembra 'Glauca, nice blue foliage and low mounding habit when young. H:3' W:2' in 16 years. This plant is a rock garden gem and is becoming more popular all the time.

Dwarf
Conical
Zone 4
'GLAUCA' This selection is dense and has a slow growing rate with a real good columnar form and a nice blue-green color. Underused in modern landscapes.
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Miniature
Globose/Conical
Zone 4
'PYGMAEA' The Dwarf Swiss Stone Pine. A miniature shrub to about 24-30" high with spreading branches resembling a beehive in shape with dark blue-green needles. A superb plant for the Japanese, Rock or Dwarf Conifer Garden. Prefers full sun.
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Densiflora
Japanese Red Pine


The Japanese Red Pine or P. densiflora as a species is a rather broad tree about 30-35 meters high, usually shorter in cultivation, and has a horizontal branching structure. It is native to Japan, Korea, N. E. China and Manchuria. Very widely distributed in Japan. The foliage is usually light green and the needles are somewhat thin. It was introduced by Dr. von Siebold to the Netherlands in 1852. We are growing 6 cultivars that are perfectly designed to fit the small garden and all have interesting features.

Large
Upright
Zone 4
'AUREA' Golden Japanese Red Pine. During the year this selection has a medium-sized upright habit with light greenish-yellow needles, but in the winter it comes alive with an intense bright gold! The colder it gets the more brilliant the color. This variety has been around since 1890. Great accent plant in the landscape.
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Dwarf
Globose
Zone 5
JANE KLUIS� This nice dwarf form is really a hybrid of densiflora x nigra. It has a great globose form with a flat top. The medium green needles are arranged densely around the branches creating a rosette type appearance. Very nice ornamental selection!
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Dwarf
Globose
Zone 4
'LOW GLOW' This selection was introduced by Dr. Sid Waxman of the University of Connecticut. It will grow into a nicely flattened, dwarf globe with nice bright green needles.
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Intermediate
Broad
Zone 4
'OCULUS DRACONIS' The Dragons Eye Pine. The green needles have two yellow bands that, when viewed from above, shows alternate yellow and green rings resembling a 'Dragons Eye', therefore the name. It is a medium grower and can be expected to reach about ten feet in ten years. This has been around since before 1890 and is now becoming very popular.
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Intermediate
Weeping
Zone 4
'PENDULA' Weeping Japanese Red Pine. This plant has long dark green needles on orange-red branches. A very prostrate plant that can be left to cascade over or around rock walls or be trained upright to or 4 feet high before letting its true character take over and revert to its natural ground cover, weeping habit. In cultivation since 1890. Very nice!
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Intermediate
Flat-topped
Zone 4
'UMBRACULIFERA' The Tanyosho or Tabletop Pine is a very popular cultivar that has been around since at least 1890. It has set the standard for flat or globe-shaped Pines in a dwarf garden. It has a dwarf habit with a dense upright spreading umbrella-like head. Truly a beautiful dwarf form nicely suited for todays smaller gardens. H:5 W:6'
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Flexilis
Limber Pine


Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Plant Award

The Limber Pine or Pinus flexilis is a tree about 12-25 meters tall with a broad rounded trunk and branches nearly to the ground. It is native to the western North American Rocky Mountains, from Arizona north through Alberta Canada at about 1525 to 3650 meters in elevation. It will thrive on moist soils, if well drained, and is a fantastic small tree for the modern landscape. Introduced in 1861 by Dr. Parry into Britain and now a popular species with many great landscape varieties. We are offering four nice varieties to add to your selection.

Intermediate
Upright
Zone 3
'CESARINI BLUE' This selection was made by Joe Cesarini of Maryland and has a good blue coloration. In fact the color is so good Joe put his name on it. It will also take well to shearing if needed to be kept compact. The shape is a broad upright and should grow a little less than 1 foot/ year once established.

Intermediate
Upright
Zone 3
'EXTRA BLUE' This selection has a showy blue color with an irregular upright habit. One of my favorites! Very hardy. The size in ten years will be 8' high and 3-4' wide.

Intermediate
Upright
Zone 4
'GLAUCA' The Blue Limber Pine. This tall pyramidal tree, with very showy blue striated needles is quite attractive. Prefers full sun. H:8' W:3-4'

Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Plant Award

Large
Upright
Zone 4
'VANDERWOLF'S PYRAMID' This compact dense pyramid has outstanding silver-blue-green needles. Vigorous and has a high resistance to both insects and diseases. Developed by Rein Vanderwolf of Wolfnest Nursery and introduced by J. Vermeulen & Son in 1972. It has become a very popular selection for use in modern landscapes. Grows best if full sun. The size in ten years is 8' high and 5' wide
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Heldreichii var. Leucodermis
Bosnian Pine


Pinus heldreichii var. leucodermis, the Bosnian Pine, grows wild in the Balkans including Greece, Albania, and Bulgaria. It cones very heavily and has wonderful dark green foliage.

NEW!
Dwarf
Conical
Zone 5
AUREOSPICICATA� A real nice selection of Bosnian Pine with long green needles and yellow tips. It has a broadly conical habit and the origional plant was found in 1955 at Hesse Nursery in Germany.
NEW!
Dwarf
Upright
Zone 5
COMPACT GEM� A dwarf form of Bosnian Pine that has a very compact form. It has foliage that is black-green and growth that will attain about 25cm by 30 cm in 10 years making it quite a slow grower. It was introduced by Hillier in 1964 under the name of P. l. �Compacta� and �Dwarf Form� but these are not accecptable according to the rules and the current name is correct.
NEW!
Intermediate
Thin/Conical
Zone 5
SATELLIT� Here is a narrow selection with a conical habit and very long dark green needles that was found in Holland.

Koraiensis
Korean Pine


Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Plant Award

The Korean Pine, Pinus koraiensis, is a tree from 25-30 meters tall in its native lands of Manchuria, Korea, and the main island of Japan (Honshu). It occurs between 600 and 1000 meters elevation except in Japan where it is located at 1200 to 1800 meters. It was introduced around 1859 by Dr. von Siebold to the Netherlands and by Veitch to Britain about 1861. It is very similar to P. cembra but the needles are larger and it has a somewhat looser habit. We are currently growing two fine garden cultivars.

NEW!
Dwarf
Upright/Mound
Zone 4
DWARF� For a plant with such a plain name it really makes a good choice. It is a compact selection with short heavy branches and long thin blue-green needles that grows as wide as high. This could be the same as P. koraiensisCompacta Glauca� from Europe but in any case it is a wonderful plant.

Large
Upright
Zone 3
'JACK KORBIT' Here is a wonderful variegated selection of the Korean Pine. It has nice yellow bands on green needles. Quite a bit brighter than the markings on the 'Dragon's Eye' Korean Pine.
Large
Upright
Zone 3
'MORRIS BLUE' This cultivar is a selection of the Morris Arboretum in PA. It was chosen primarily for the superior growth habit and great blue color. It also is very hardy and will grow about 1 foot a year. The growth is similar to P. cembra. Full sun or partial shade. the sizein ten years will be 10' high and 4-6' wide.

Intermdiate
Upright
Zone 3
'OCULUS DRACONIS' The Korean Dragon's Eye Pine has a light variegation on needles that are pendulous-looking, giving the tree a very graceful, soft weeping habit that is very attractive. The yellow bands are very subtle, not a bright gold.
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Intermediate
Upright
Zone 3
'SILVERAY' This dense, columnar selection has nice long blue needles. It was discovered in Germany in 1977. It is an exciting new plant with a dedicated following!
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Mugo
Swiss Mountain Pine


Pinus mugo or Swiss Mountain Pine is a shrub to about 3.5 meters tall in its mountainous native habitat of central Europe, eastern Spain, and the Ukraine. All of the varieties vary considerably from seed and could get quite large for the modern garden so we have chosen the following dwarf cultivars for the small landscape.

Dwarf
Globose
Zone 2
'GNOM' Very dense, globose habit, with a good deep green color. A 35 year old plant was about 4 meters high and broad. Distributed in 1927 by den Ouden & Son, Boskoop Netherlands. Very hardy. H:4' W:4'

Miniature
Mound
Zone 2
'MITSCH MINI' This cute little bun-shaped plant is one of the slowest growing of all dwarf conifers and was selected by John Mitsch of Aurora Oregon. The needles are light green and both them and the branches are very short creating an impression of a clump of moss.
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Miniature
Globose
Zone 2
'MOPS' Mugo Mops is a very slow growing selection with a dense and globose habit becoming nearly as high as broad. It has been in cultivation since around 1951 and was distributed by Hugo Hooftman from Boskoop, Netherlands. The height after ten years is 30" high and 3' wide.
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Dwarf
Prostrate
Zone 2
'PROSTRATA' A nice deep green color with a low, flat, prostrate growth habit. H:18" W:3'

Dwarf
Globose
Zone 3
'WINTER GOLD' A low, wide and open growing plant to about 1 meter. It turns an attractive bright golden-yellow color in winter. Nice accent plant. It originated before 1969 in the Draijer B. V. Nursery, in Heemstede, Holland.

Parviflora
Japanese White Pine


Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Plant Award

The Japanese White Pine or Pinus parviflora is a tree that grows from 15 to 30 meters high in its native Japan from Honshu south, to about 2500 meters in elevation. It is also called Pinus pentaphylla var. himekomatsu or Southern Japanese White Pine. We are offering 12 cultivars of this popular species that has given us many great garden forms.

Dwarf
Broad/Upright
Zone 5
'ADCOCK'S DWARF' This diminutive, very slow growing and attractive bun-shaped plant was developed at Hillier Nursery, England, in 1961 and named for the head propagator Graham Adcock. The short gray-green needles are clustered at the branch tips. Nice selection! Prefers full sun. Very slow growing. H:3' W:3'

NEW!
Dwarf
Upright
Zone 5
ARA KAWA� The Rough Bark Japanese White Pine. Wow, that is a mouthful for this great selection with real nice corky bark. It is very popular for bonsai and dwarf gardens. The thin dark green needles and 3� growth a year makes this one sell out quick. Quite rare.

Dwarf
Upright
Zone 5
BERGMAN� This is one of my favorites. It has a great blue color and a cool twisted needle. It also is very dense and quite slow growing. All this wrapped up in one package makes this one ideal for almost any landscape. It was selected by Bergman�s Nurseries in PA.
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Intermediate
Upright
Zone 5
'CLEARY' This selection is by far the bluest of any of the parvifloras we grow. I'm not exactly sure what the growth habit will be but it is dense and compact although probably not a true dwarf. Great new plant!
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NEW!
Dwarf
Low-Spreading
Zone 5
FUKU ZU MI� Here is a popular selection that is a low spreading dwarf with blue-green recurved needles. It will grow 2� by 3� in ten years.

Intermediate
Columnar
Zone 5
'GIMBORN'S IDEAL' A small dense tree with long thin blue-green needles. The shape is pyramidal to columnar. It was developed in the Gimborn Arboretum and introduced by L. Konijn & Zoon, Reeuwijk, Holland.

Large
Pyramid
Zone 5
'GLAUCA' The Blue Japanese White Pine. This small tree, about 5-12 meters high, makes an irregular pyramid with an open shape. It has coarse steel-blue needles that are somewhat twisted. Slow growing when young but not a dwarf. An excellent selection for a Japanese Garden or small area. Full sun is best. H:6' W:6'
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Intermediate
Pyramidal
Zone 5
'GLAUCA EARLY CONES' Good blue-green color and its claim to fame is that it is loaded with many large cones at a very early age. A nice selection for the Japanese or Dwarf Conifer Garden. Grows best in full Sun. H:6' W:3'

Dwarf
Pyramidal
Zone 5
'GLAUCA NANA' This cultivar is similar to P. parviflora 'Glauca' with respect to color but has a much more compact growth habit and a shorter needle. Nice selection.

Dwarf
Globose
Zone 5
HAGAROMO� This dwarf, compact, bun-shaped plan is the slowest growing of all the parvifloras we grow. It will someday become a broadly conical little tree with a flat top but in the meantime it will be globose in shape. A great addition.

Intermediate
Broad
Zone 5
'IBO-CAN' This variety was selected for its warty, bumpy bark. It has nice twisted blue needles and it makes an exceptionally nice choice for bonsai but it is also very attractive in the landscape where it will become a small dense, tree.

Dwarf
Spreading
Zone 5
NEGISHI' This is a recent selection from Japan that has a very nice open habit with ascending twigs. The needles are long and grey-green-blue in color. The ultimate height is not yet known but it dosen't seem really fast.

Dwarf
Irregular
Zone 5
'TANI MANO UKI' The Japanese Snow Pine is a great plant we have been trying to acquire for a number of years. Well finally it's here. It has short needles which are blue-green with new growth being all white and candles in spring are pink. This two-toned effect is absolutly amazing. This selection is very slow growing and in Oregon a 12 year tree is only 2 feet tall. A must in every garden. Shade is best. Very rare. Limited quantity!!
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Large
Pyramidal
Zone 5
'TEMPLEHOF' This selection was also introduced by L. Konijn & Zon of Holland and it originated in the Gimborn Arboretum. The needles are a nice blue color and the growth habit is somewhat faster than P. parviflora 'Glauca.

Intermediate
Spreading
Zone 5
'YATSUBUSA A nice dwarf with short needles and numerous buds. It has a good congested and dense growing habit. Very popular for bonsai also.

Pumila
Japanese Stone Pine


Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Plant Award
Miniature
Semi-prostrate
Zone 3
'DWARF BLUE' This selection was originally distributed by Den Ouden Nursery of Holland and is well known there. The color is a good light blue on a thin, short needle. The growth habit is broader than high. Real nice selection!
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Resinosa
Red Pine

NEW!
Dwarf
Globose
Zone 3
QUINOBEQUIN� A nice compact cultivar that will become wider than high. It will only grow about 15cm per year and have nice dark green foliage on red-brown branches. Started as a seedling selection from a witches� broom found by Al Fordham of Arnold Arboretum, MA.

NEW!
Dwarf
Mounding
Zone 3
THUNDERHEAD� The Thunderhead Red Pine is yet another great release of Dr. Sidney Waxman of UCONN. It is a compact mounding form that is from a seedling of a witches� broom.

Strobus
Eastern White Pine


The Eastern White Pine or Pinus strobus is a large tree 33 to 46 meters tall in its native areas of southeast Canada to northern Georgia in the USA, located at an elevation of about 600 to 1500 meters. In England it is known as the Weymouth Pine after Lord Weymouth, who planted it throughout England in the 18th century. It has been in cultivation since the middle of the 16th century in France. This species has given us many dwarf and slower growing garden varieties that fit into the smaller modern day landscape without overgrowing its boundries. We are offering 13 varieties and are evaluating a few more.

Dwarf
Globose
Zone 3
BLOOMERS DARK GREEN GLOBE� Here is a nice dark green globose shaped dwarf white pine that grows a little faster than �Nana�. Good selection!

Dwarf
Globose
Zone 3
'BLUE SHAG' A dwarf globose type similar to P. strobus 'Nana but has a good blue color and is slower growing. Very nice. It prefers to be grown in full sun. H:3' W:4'

Dwarf
Pyramidal
Zone 3
'GREEN SHADOW' Here is another great selection from Dr. Sid Waxman of the University of Connecticut. It is quite dense and broadly pyramidal in habit. The needles are a nice bright green color. Good dense plant for the dwarf garden.

Dwarf
Globose
Zone 3
GREG� Here is a great dwarf plant with a super dense, globose shape that never needs pruning. It is one of the best of the Dwarf White Pines currently available! It has a nice blue-gray-green color too!

Miniature
Globose
Zone 3
'HORSFORD This nice bun-shaped miniature plant with light green needles was a selection made by Greg Williams of Kate Brook Nursery of Vermont. It is one of the best of the dwarf, tight, globose types and makes a great selection for the small garden area. Full sun is best. H:2' W:2'
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Miniature
Globose
Zone 3
'KRUGERS LILLIPUT' This new selection is from Germany. It has a very compact habit with extremely deep rich green short needles. It is broad but slightly taller than the more common miniature bun types.

Miniature
Globose
Zone 3
MINUTA� This one is a real treasure. It grows in a dense compact bun shape and never needs pruning. The color is a good gray green.

Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Plant Award

Dwarf
Globose
Zone 3
'NANA' This is the famous Dwarf White Pine. A slow growing, dwarf, rounded plant with short branches and soft puffy mounds of bluish-green needles. Full sun is best. The size in ten years is 3' high and 4' wide.
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Large
Weeping
Zone 3
'PENDULA' The well known Weeping White Pine. The long gracefully pendulous branches spread horizontally until they reach the ground. It has been in cultivation since around 1866 and has become widely used in modern landscaping. Will become as broad as high in maturity. Prefers full sun.
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Miniature
Bun-Shaped
Zone 3
SEA URCHIN' An extremely dwarf form of White Pine from Sidney Waxman's breeding program. It has bluish-grey needles. H:/W: unknown but an excellent miniature.
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Intermediate
Globose
Zone 3
'VANDERWOLF'S GREEN GLOBE' This is a nice selection developed by Rein Vanderwolf of Wolfnest Nurseries in NJ. The plant has a nice dark green color and grows similar to Pinus strobus 'Nana' but maybe a tad faster and is much tighter. Nice selection. H:/W: unknown.

Sylvestris
Scots Pine


The Scots Pine or Pinus sylvestris is a tree from 10 to 40 meters tall with a pyramidal shape when young, turning broad and round- topped with age. All of our selections are much slower growing than the species. It is the only native pine in Britain and is widely distributed throughout northern Scotland, northern Europe and Asia.

Dwarf
Globose
Zone 5
AUREAGolden Scots Pine. This one is a nice gray-green all summer but then in winter, LOOK OUT! ; This one turns brilliant golden-yellow. Great for multi season interest.
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NEW!
Intermediate
Upright
Zone 3
GOLD COIN� The Gold Coin Scots Pine is a medium-slower growing selection with very bright golden foliage and an upright growth habit. It grows about 8� per year.
Large
Prostrate
Zone 3
'HILLSIDE CREEPER' This prostrate variety is very low and it is fast when young, but slows down when older. The grey-green color turns a nice bright yellow-green in winter. Full sun. H:2' W:8'

Dwarf
Prostrate
Zone 3
'REPENS' A dwarf and slow growing variety that makes a very low flat plant. It is dense and compact making it a nice choice for use in rock gardens. Selected by Verkade, in NJ. Full sun. H:2' W:3'
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Thunbergii
Japanese Black Pine


The species of Japanese Black Pine or Pinus thunbergiana is a large tree of about 30 to 40 meters high and is located in South Korea and Japan on the coastal plains to about 1000 meters in elevation. It is tolerant of salt spray and is a great tree to use along the coast. It is easily distingushed from other pines because of its attractive large silky-white buds. The species was introduced in 1852 by Dr. von Siebold into the Netherlands and has given us a few unique garden forms.

Intermediate
Upright/Mounding
Zone 4
'MINI MOUNDS' A low dense plant with medium green irregular mounds of foliage. Originated at Princeton Nurseries and introduced by J. Vermeulen & Son in 1987
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Intermediate
Upright
Zone 4
'THUNDERHEAD' This is a selection of Angelica Nursery. The dark green, densely packed needles are highlighted by pure white candles. Compact, broad growth habit.
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Virginiana
Virgina Scrub Pine


Intermediate
Broad/Upright
Zone 5
'WATES GOLDEN' Here is an excellent variety that is somewhat open. It will grow about 25 cm per year. The summer foliage is a nice refreshing light green but in the winter watchout! As the temperature drops the color turns a brilliant gold, the colder it gets the brighter the golden color. It was discovered sometime in the 1960's by William Bennett of Virginia.

Wallichiana
Himalayan Pine


This species has undergone a few name changes in the past and was also known as Pinus excelsa and P. griffithi. The Himalayan Pine or Pinus wallichiana is a large broadly pyramidal tree in its native habitat of eastern Afghanistan, south eastern Tibet and China to north Burma at an elevation of 2500 to 3000 meters. In open locations it will keep its branches to the ground unlike most pines. The needles are long (5 to 8 inches) and thin and are kept for 3 to 4 years before dropping, thereby creating a dense graceful drooping effect. It was introduced into Britain in 1823 by Lambert.

Large
Broad Upright
Zone 5
'ZEBRINA' A large golden varigated form of the Himalayan Pine. Nice graceful habit. Developed by Croux at Sceaux, France in 1874. Uncommon in cultivation. It prefers full sun. H:12' W:6'
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GROWTH
PER YEAR


Miniature........
less than 3"

Dwarf............
3-6"

Intermediate.....
6-12"

Large............
more than 12"