Pinus parviflora Pinaceae
Japanese White Pine PI-nus par-vi-FLO-ra
- Conifer, evergreen tree, to 100 ft (30 m) tall, slender branches. Needles 2-8 cm long, 5 per cluster, slender, margin serrulate, green on outside, white on inside (ventral) surfaces. Cones solitary or in clusters, 5-10 cm long, 3-4 cm wide, nearly sessel (not stalked), opening widely, persisting 6-7 years. According to Jacobson (1996)....wild specimens have very slender 9 cm needles and grow as normal "white pines"...such trees are rarely seen in North America... the commonly cultivated form is Glauca which has shorter needles, less than about 5.7 cm. The specimen shown here, although labeled Pinus parviflora, may in fact be P. p. Glauca.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Native to Japan.
- A popular bonsai subject.
- parviflora: small flowered.
- Portland, Oregon: Portland Classical Chinese Garden.