Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera')

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 15 to 30 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 30 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

mature specimen

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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-01-14mature specimen
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Location: Tyler Arboretum near Media, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-01-09big, old specimen
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Location: Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IllinoisDate: summer in the early 1980'sbark
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Location: Oklahoma City University - the campus near the chapelDate: Spring, 2006Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera' [Japanese Red Pine]
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Location: Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IllinoisDate: summer in the early 1980'sbig, old specimen
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Date: 2015-05-29
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Location: The Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, OKDate: Fall, 2005Multiple trunks on a Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera' [Japanese R
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Location: Oklahoma City University campusDate: Spring, 2006Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera' [Japanese Red Pine] in OkC, OK
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Location: Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, OKDate: Spring, 2006Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera' [Japanese Red Pine]
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Location: New York, NYDate: 2014-10Bronx bot garden
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Location: The Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, OKDate: Fall, 2005Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera' [Japanese Red Pine] in OkC, OK
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Comments:
Posted by skylark (JC/NYC - Zone 7b) on Oct 10, 2014 4:41 PM

This stand of Umbrella pines in the Bronx Botanical garden was planted in 1908. It is called Tanyosho pine in Japanese.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 24, 2019 4:57 PM

I've seen several specimens of this cultivar of the Japanese Red Pine, (a species that is similar to the Scots Pine of Europe and Siberia), : two old, large ones at arboretums over 60 years old, one maturing tree of maybe 30 to 40 years old in a yard, two smaller specimens about 8 to 10 feet high in well-to-do neighbourhoods, and I saw 2 or 3 plants sold from nurseries where I worked about 4 or 5 feet high. Like the mother species, the Tanyosho Pine has stiff needles about 3 to 5 inches long in bundles of 2. It often bears lots of oval cones about 1.5 to 2 inches long. I've never seen it self-sow, but any seedlings would not be like the cultivar. The foliage can become yellowish in winter. The Tanyosho cultivar is a compact form that slowly grows, about 6 to 8 inches/year, to 15 to 30 feet high. Its branches divide low near the trunk base and it forms a wide, umbrella-like crown. Its bark is orange and flaky over much of the branches and trunk. It is an expensive plant that some diverse or specialty nurseries sell. Being a Japanese Red Pine, there is a chance of the Pinewood Nematode spread by Sawyer Pine Bark Beetles finding and killing it; but being an infrequent plant in the east half side of the US, it mostly likely won't be found.

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