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Pinus parviflora

Common Name:  Japanese White Pine 
Family: Pinaceae 
  

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Entry Author: Jeff Chichester
Description:  A massive trunk supports an irregular, flattened crown.  The trunk is straight although it rarely splits into two or more stems.
Needles:  are found on braches five per fascile, dark bluish-green in color,  and range from 2 to 2.6 inches in length.
Cones:  The brown cones have an ovoid shape, and are 3 to 6 inches in length.
Bark:  The  bark is smooth and gray when tree is young, to a dull gray color as the tree ages.  the fissured bark peels off into scales.  
Branching Pattern:  The branches exhibit a whorled pattern.
Height:  The Japanese White can grow up to 50 feet.
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest:  The tree requires full sun in moist well drained soils.
Range:  Korea, and Japan.
USDA Hardiness Zone:  4-7

References:

Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn.
http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/pi/pin/parviflora.htm

This page was created by: K. Rice, Muhlenberg College student, and J. Chichester, Northampton Community College
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Last updated 03/15/05