Common Name: Japanese White Pine
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
Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn.
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