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Dwarf Blue Japanese Pine

Pinus parviflora 'Glauca Nana'

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Dwarf Blue Japanese Pine (Pinus parviflora 'Glauca Nana') at Hicks Nurseries

Dwarf Blue Japanese Pine

Dwarf Blue Japanese Pine

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Dwarf Blue Japanese Pine (Pinus parviflora 'Glauca Nana') at Hicks Nurseries

Dwarf Blue Japanese Pine foliage

Dwarf Blue Japanese Pine foliage

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

A very compact and dense form of this picturesque species with small bluish-green needles, forms a small mound, excellent for form, color and texture in home gardens or rock gardens; needs full sun to look its best

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Blue Japanese Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Blue Japanese 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.

Dwarf Blue Japanese Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Blue Japanese Pine will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 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 considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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