General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 25 to 50 feet, to 70 feet
Plant Spread: 25 to 50 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Japanese White Pine

Photo Gallery
Location: Bonsai Court at the Conservatory, Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2018-04-30
Pinus parviflora bonsai specimen.  ~80 years old at the time of t
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden
Date: 2018-08-31
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-08-31
Bonsai
Location: Tyler Arboretum near Media, Pennsylvania
Date: 2010-01-09
trunk and bark
Location: St Louis
Date: 2010-04-25
Male cones are bright red
Location: greenhouse at oldfields
Date: 2019-08-01
Location: Tyler Arboretum near Media, Pennsylvania
Date: 2010-01-09
full-grown specimen
Location: Ambler Arboretum northwest of Philadelphia, PA
Date: 2017-06-14
cones
Location: Michigan State University Hidden Lake Garden, Tipton, MI
Date: 2012-03-29
Location: greenhouse at oldfields
Date: 2019-08-01
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden
Date: 2018-08-31
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-04-11
cones and foliage
Location: Ecological Botanical Garden of the University of Bayreuth
Date: July
photo by El Grafo
Location: Tyler Arboretum near Media, Pennsylvania
Date: 2010-01-09
foliage and cones
Location: Michigan State University Hidden Lake Garden, Tipton, MI
Date: 2012-03-29

Date: 2014-05-17
Photo courtesy of: david55king

credit: Matěj Baťha
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-04-11
most of maturing tree
Location: Michigan State University Hidden Lake Garden, Tipton, MI
Date: 2012-02-23
Location: Michigan State University Hidden Lake Garden, Tipton, MI
Date: 2012-02-23
Location: Ecological Botanical Garden of the University of Bayreuth
Date: July
photo by El Grafo
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 23, 2019 2:45 PM concerning plant:
    This soft pine species is from Japan. It has soft, bluish or grass green needles in bundles of 5 that are about 1 1/4 to 2.5 inches long that form brush-like tufts at the ends of branches. The bark like other white pines starts as smooth and gray but matures to dark gray and platy and then later to brown and scaly. The female cones are about 1.5 to 4 inches long, cylindrical with scales that spread out widely and remain about 6 to 7 years on trees. This pine does have an irregular habit with wide spreading branches, and it eventually develops a flat-topped head. It is slow growing. I've only seen a few at arboretums, estates, and professional landscapes, and it is sold only at larger, diverse nurseries or plant specialty nurseries, and it is expensive to buy. My biggest customer and plant enthusiast in southeast Pennsylvania has two young trees in her yard full of many uncommon plants.

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