Pinus densiflora 'FASTIGIATA'

Pinus densiflora
Pinus densiflora 'FASTIGIATA'
Japanese red pine
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 4-5m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1.5m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
Rarities
Hedging plants
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Japanese red pine is valued for its soft, long needles of lighter green colour. There are plenty of varieties in the trade, some of which are quite rare such as this Fastigiata variety. As the name suggests it is a columnar pine with soft needles you like to touch every time you pass by.

It grows moderately into a compact, upright column that needs no pruning or trimming to look great. In maturity its width is just a little over one meter which makes it ideal for mixed beds with low and prostrate growing plants like sun-loving rhododendrons, azaleas or mountain laurels. It will also look great as a slender specimen in a small yard.

Pine trees hate wet feet. They need well-drained soil that is kept moist in their first year. Further watering is not necessary, however, mulching retaining all-year-round moisture results in better growth and nicer plants. Fully hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5) and suitable for outdoor pots.

Last update 01-01-2014
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
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