Japanese White Pine, Five-needle Pine, Japanese Five Needle Pine Pinus parviflora

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Pinus parviflora

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Pinus

Species:

parviflora

Common Name:

Japanese White Pine, Five-needle Pine, Japanese Five Needle Pine

Seeds Per Pound:
3,794
Quantity:
2.32 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
13
Germination:
77%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
50-80 feet
Collection Locale:
Japan
Crop Year:
2016
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 2.32 lb
Prices
  • Pinus parviflora

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
9.95
1 oz
59.95
1 lb
599.50
1 kg
1278.68
Growing Info:
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.
In a Nutshell:
* The Japanese White Pine ( Pinus parviflora ) is a pine in the white pine group, Pinus subgenus Strobus , native to Japan . It is also known as the Japanese Five Needle Pine ( Pinus pentaphylla ). more...
* This is a popular tree for bonsai, and is also grown as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens. more...
* It is a coniferous evergreen tree, growing to 15–25 m in height and is usually as broad as it is tall, forming a wide, dense, conical crown. The leaves are needle-like, in bundles of five, with a length of 5–6 cm. The cones are 4–7 cm long, with broad, rounded scales; the seeds are 8–11 mm long, with a vestigial 2–10 mm wing. more...
* Conical when young, branches broadening with age to become a picturesque wide pyramid with age; slow growing; green or blue-green needles, 1 1/2"; "a choice, extremely graceful small conifer...a perfect tree for the small place...artistic growth habit" (Dirr); salt-tolerant; native to Japan.
* Pitch can also be obtained from the resin and is used for waterproofing, as a wood preservative etc. more...
Bonsai Comments:

Pinus parviflora is an outdoor bonsai needed a dormant winter period. The needles are a half inch in length in groups of five and grow in a brilliant bright green color in tufts on branch tips. The bark is a brown with interesting texture making this tree a desirable bonsai. A shoe growing species, the Japanese White pine, will live an extremely long life. It needs some special care but will create a striking landscape plant.

Please this tree outside in a sunny spot. Water more in warm weather but do not water if the soil is damp or cool. Branch pruning and wiring should be addressed in late autumn.



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