Pinus bungeana - Lacebark Pine
Rare in the wild but planted for centuries in China near temples, the Lacebark Pine is so named in allusion to its most striking feature—the bark on mature specimens flakes, revealing patches of green, gray, and chalky white. Slow growing, it remains bushy and may be multistemmed, reaching 15 feet in 20 years, taller with great age. One of the loveliest of all Pines. All Pines require full sun and excellent drainage to prosper. Z. 5-8
Nicely filled-out, seed-grown plants, grown in 2.5-gallon pots.
Seed-grown mini plants, 4-6 in. tall.
Pinus bungeana 'Diamant' - Miniature Lacebark Pine
This rare super-dwarf version is low growing and somewhat speading, reaching only a foot after 10 years! It can spread 2-3 feet. This fascinating curiosity for the rock garden was originally discovered as a "witch's broom" in Hungary. Z. 5-8
Pinus bungeana 'Silver Ghost' - Lacebark Pine
Loose-growing, open needles allow the unique light colored, silvery bark to be viewed to perfection as the tree matures. Intricate patterns of silver and taupe on the mother plant look like nature's version of a jigsaw puzzle. 'Silver Ghost' is a selection from the Dawes Arboretum in Ohio. Z. 5-8
Pinus bungeana 'Temple Gem' - Dwarf Lacebark Pine
While regular P. bungeana can easily reach 30-50 feet, this splendid dwarf selection grows very slowly, about a quarter the usual rate. After 10 years it measures only 5 feet. Needles are deep green, and the branching is dense and compact. It is obviously suitable for a rock garden, but its small size and exceptional interest recommends it for even a perennial bed. All pines require full sun and excellent drainage to prosper. Z. 5-8
Pinus densiflora 'Golden Ghost' - Variegated Japanese Red Pine
One of the brightest of the variegated pines. Glossy green needles are highlighted with bright yellow, and they hold this brilliant color throughout the summer and fall. It appears to be resistant to scorching, even in full sun, and it's super cold hardy, making 'Golden Ghost' a great selection for nearly all areas. It does require an open position with good air circulation. After 10 years this semidwarf pine reaches 6 feet. Z. 5-8
Pinus densiflora 'Oculus Draconis' - Dragon's Eye Pine
Alternating yellow and green bands on the needles create a two-tone effect that glows year round on this distinctive selection of Japanese Red Pine. This slow-growing species also has a picturesque, irregular branching habit and bears abundant yellow-brown cones at an early age. All of the pines we offer are pest resistant and highly tolerant of poor soil, wind, and city conditions, as long as they are planted in a well-drained location in full or nearly full sun. Z. 5-8
Pinus koraiensis 'Morris Blue' - Korean Pine
A lovely pine, branched to the ground, excellent for small gardens. It is slow growing to 35 feet, and the shape is pyramidal and formal. The twisting olive-green needles of this selection are marked with fine silver lines, producing a two-tone bluish effect. These needles are retained for several seasons, and the appearance is always tight and lush. Considered to be one of the hardiest pines, this fine selection comes from the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia. Z. 3-7
Pinus koraiensis 'Oculus-draconis' - Variegated Korean Pine
Korean Pine is a tough and cold-hardy Pine but is surprisingly little known in cultivation. It adapts to nearly any soil and grows to a broad, loose pyramid, branched to the ground. This gorgeous and extremely rare "Dragon's Eye" form displays alternating yellow and green bands on the long, lax needles. Absolutely stunning! Z. 4-7
Pinus koraiensis 'Silveray' - Korean Pine
Korean Pine is a lovely pine, branched to the ground, excellent for small gardens. It is slow growing, and the shape is pyramidal and formal. 'Silveray' has long, richly colored silvery green needles. It is a semidwarf selection that grows upright and pyramidal, reaching only 6 feet after 10 years, topping out at perhaps 15-20 feet with time. Z. 3-7
Pinus mugo 'Spilled Milk' - Miniature Mugo Pine
This tiny Mugo Pine has light to medium green needles. and it is remains low to the ground. If you allow it to scramble over a dark colored rock or a wall, the white buds may produce the impression of a splash of spilled milk. Like nearly all pines, it prefers full sun and well-drained soil. After 10 years it reaches only 8 inches tall with a greater spread. Z. 3-7
Mini plants, 4-6 inches tall.
Pinus parviflora 'Goldilocks' - Variegated Dwarf Japanese White Pine
This very pretty dwarf pine is clothed with wonderfully twisted needles. Some of these needles are bright gold, while others remain light blue-green. After 10 years it reaches only 2 feet tall, and our 4-year plants will get you off to a good start. As with most pines, full sun in well-drained soil will yield the best results. Z. 5-8
Pinus parviflora 'Tanima no Yuki' - Japanese Snow Pine
A delightful dwarf pine. While older needles are dark green, new needles are white, and they hold this color all summer, an incredible sight! And as if that's not enough, new candles in late winter are a soft pink. Surprisingly, where summers are not too hot, all of these colors seem to hold up in full sun so that this slow-growing conifer can serve as the stunning focal point of a small garden room. Z. 6-8
Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag' - Dwarf White Pine
Bright bluish green needles adorn this semidwarf globose conifer. If you need a rounded conifer, bushy and dense with an attractive color, you can hardly go wrong with this University of Connecticut selection. It should reach 3 feet or so in ten years. Z. 3-8
Plants are about 15x15 in.
Pinus strobus 'Krueger's Lilliput' - Dwarf White Pine
Strictly for the rock garden, this small, dense shrublet, remaining under a foot for many years, will add substance planted among your rock-garden perennials. Z. 3-8
Plant are about 12x12 in.
Pinus strobus 'Louie' - Golden White Pine
A shrubby White Pine with long chartreuse needles that, in cooler climates, retain their color all year. This introduction from Vermont grows slowly, reaching 3-5 feet in ten years, greater with age. Afternoon shade and well-drained soil will keep your plant happy and produce the best color Z. 3-7
Pinus strobus 'Macopin' - Dwarf White Pine
A dwarf shrubby form that originated from a witches' broom. It has large blue-green needles and bears cones even while young. Our plants are grafted about a foot high to get you off to a good start. Z. 3-8
Bushy, rounded plants, about 15x15 in .Limited quantity.
Pinus strobus 'Torulosa' - White Pine
Wonderfully twisted needles produce a lovely and intriguing texture on this upright-growing tree. The branches themselves are also twisted. One of our favorite forms. Z. 3-8
Pinus tabulaeformis - Chinese Tabletop Pine
This picturesque pine from northwest China has distinctly horizontal branching and presents a rugged appearance. In gardens it forms a fairly symmetrical specimen with wide-spreading branches and remains at 25-30 feet in height for many years. With age, growth can be quite irregular. Please take a look at the photo of a 125 year-old specimen we snapped on Hua-Shan, near Xi'an, in northwestern China. You will appreciate why it is revered and accorded a place of honor in Chinese temple gardens. Z. 4-8
Pinus thunbergii 'Thunderhead' - Japanese Black Pine
White candles contrast beautifully with the long, dark green needles of this dense, smaller-growing pine. In 10 years it reaches about 8 feet tall with slightly greater spread. Z. (5)6-8
Pinus wallichiana 'Zebrina' - Variegated Himalayan Pine
Himalayan Pine is one of our favorite pines with its long, feathery needles which droop elegantly from the branches. The needles on this rather fast-growing selection are banded green and gold for a striking effect. The gold color is particularly strong in winter, just when we most need color in the garden! It forms an upright, pyramidal tree. Z. 6-7