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Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine Trees for Sale Online
Thunderhead Pine (Pinus thunbergii 'Thunderhead') is a shrub-like, dense compact form of the Black Pine Tree. It has an irregular growth habit that adds character and interest to any landscape. Silvery white spring candles become rich, dark green dense needles that provide year-round interest. Thunderhead Pine is an evergreen tree that is very popular for use as a focal point in gardens whether sculpted into a topiary or left in its natural form. This conifer, prized for its foliage, can grow up to 10 feet tall and 15 feet wide and is sure to steal the show when used in zen gardens and rustic landscaping.
|Mature Height:||10 to 12 Feet|
|Mature Width:||12 to 15 Feet|
|Foliage color:||Dark Green|
|Growth Rate:||Slow growing|
How to Care for Thunderhead Pine
Never plant trees deeper than originally planted in the pot. Doing so can cause rotting of the stem and death to the tree. Thunderhead Black Pine are very drought tolerant, however they grow very slow without adequate water. One question that comes up often, “when is the best time to plant”? For the most part, container trees can be planted year around, provided the ground isn’t frozen. Below Virginia many nurseries and Christmas tree growers field plant year around, weather permitting. When planting a potted Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine, remember the only water source the tree possesses is its small root ball, and all the water the tree uses must come from there until new roots can grow into the surrounding soil.