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Globe Japanese Red Pine

Pinus densiflora 'Globosa'

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Globe Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora 'Globosa') at Hicks Nurseries

Globe Japanese Red Pine

Globe Japanese Red Pine

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

An interesting evergreen garden shrub with a dense, mounded habit of growth, compact and slow growing, eventually becoming a large ball; excellent for form, texture and color detail in home landscape gardens

Ornamental Features

Globe Japanese Red Pine has emerald green foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Globe Japanese Red Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Globe Japanese Red Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Globe Japanese Red Pine will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features