Japanese black pine – Pinus thunbergii


Pinus thunbergii

lustrous dark green stiff needled

evergreen with irregular branching habit

comes 3-4′, 4-5′, 5-6′ feet tall

P. thunbergii – P. thunbergiana – Japanese Black Pine – This conical tree, becoming rounded, with dark purplish gray bark, yellow brown shoots, and cylindrical-ovoid buds covered with silky white scales. It produces thick, dark gray green leaves, 3-6″ long, are borne in pairs. It bears long oval, green brown female cones are 1 ½-3″ long. Tolerate salt spray, often broken by heavy snow loads.

Grow these easily grown plants in
any well drained soil in full sun, but may need a symbiotic soil fungus to
assist nutrient uptake on poorer soils.

Zones 5-8