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Japanese Black Pine

Pinus thunbergii

Japanese Black Pines are a highly attractive and unusual pine tree. They have an irregular form and horizontal branches, Japanese Black Pines are exceptionally tolerant to sandy soil and salt spray. iIt can reach 60 feet or more in height under ideal conditions. The dark grey, deeply grooved bark of the tree contrasts nicely with the deep green needles providing even more interest.

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Japanese Black Pines or simply Black Pines are interesting, fast-growing pine trees. Its irregular growth habit adds character to the landscape.

Silvery white candles in spring and rich, dark green densely packed needles provide year round beauty. An ideal focal point or specimen for the Asian garden, whether sculpted into an artistic shape or left in its natural form.


Growzone: 5-9 Japanese Black Pine Hardiness Zones 5-9
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 20 to 25 feet
Mature Width: 15 to 20 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Foliage color: Dark Green
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Avgerage
Growth Rate: 2 to 3 feet year

How to Care for Japanese Black Pine

Never plant trees deeper than originally planted in the pot. Doing so can cause rotting of the stem and death to the tree. Japanese Black Pine Trees are very drought tolerant, however they grow very slow without adequate water. Staking young trees is recommended. When tying trees to stakes remember the tree will continue to grow. Loosely tie the Japanese Black Pine Trees with several twist ties to allow for growth. Check trees every three months and loosen as needed. If this is not done, the twist tie will grow into the tree causing injury. The 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 potted Japanese Black Pines, remember the only water source the tree has, 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.


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