Japanese white pine Pinaceae Pinus
parviflora Siebold & Zucc.
|Leaf: Evergreen needles in fascicles of 5, 2 to 2 1/2 inches long, often curved or arching, blue-green to green.
Flower: Species is monoecious; males cylindrical, purple ripening to yellow, near branch tip; females yellow to purple, appearing in late spring.
Fruit: A small (2 to 3 inches long), egg-shaped cone with leathery scales, large seeds, ripening in early fall to a reddish brown, remain on the tree for several years.
Twig: Moderate, gray-brown, foliage may appear tufted near ends.
Bark: Gray, shallowly fissured with scaly ridge tops.
Form: A small graceful looking tree that develops a flat topped spreading crown, reaches heights of 40 to 50 feet in the landscape.
Looks like: Swiss stone pine
| Additional Range Information:
Pinus parviflora is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson