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Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
The Pinus parviflora, also known as Japanese White Pine or Japanese Five Needle Pine, is a beloved coniferous tree for its conical crown, slow growth, and picturesque wide pyramid shape. Growing up to 25 meters tall and as broad as it is tall, it features needle-like leaves in bundles of five, cones with broad, rounded scales, and seeds with a vestigial wing. This tree is popular for bonsai and widely cultivated as an ornamental tree. The cultivar 'Adcock's Dwarf' has even gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. The tree also has practical uses, with its resin used for waterproofing and making varnish and pitch. A perfect choice for small spaces, this salt-tolerant tree is native to Japan and adds a touch of grace to any garden or park.