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Pinus densiflora

A picturesque pine at home in Japanese gardens

The Japanese red pine tends to have a crooked or leaning trunk with a strongly horizontal branching habit, giving it an ornamental character. It can reach 40' to 60' tall at maturity. It gets its name from the orangish-red bark seen on newer growth. The Japanese red pine is a two-needled pine with shiny bright- to dark-green foliage.  

Pinus densiflora
Japanese red pine
Family: Pine (Pinaceae)
Type: Evergreen

Mature Size:
25-50 feet

Shape:
horizontal
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
3-7
Winter Interest
leaf retention (evergreen)
  Landscape Use:
specimen plant
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