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Pine - Chinese Red / Size 1
Chinese Red Pine / Pinus Tabuliformis

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Product Code: PINCHR1

Pinus tabuliformis - 'Chinese Red Pine'

Overall Description

Chinese Red Pine has a growth habit that develops a somewhat flattened and spreading crown as it matures ( its latin form 'tabuliformis' means 'table-shaped' ) , which lends itself very well for use as a bonsai subject. Also has good landscape value due to its cold hardiness. Typical growth in the wild is around 50 - 70 feet but, when grown in a cultivated setting, its mature height is considerably shorter.

Chinese Red Pine is native to China and Korea. It does best in loamy soils that drain well but, as previously mentioned, will adapt to a wide variety of "less than ideal" soil conditions - just try to avoid soils or location that do not drain well. Excessive water / moisture around roots will cause a long term problem. Branching is dense with an overall pyramidal appearance when young, with branching becoming more open with age.

Uses include bonsai, screening & borders, as well as planted either singly or in small groups as an accent or specimen planting.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 30 - 50 ft ( more towards the lower range in cultivation )

--Mature Width : 15 - 20 ft ( widest at base )

--Growth Rate :
Moderate to Fast ( 10" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun ( tolerates some light afternoon shade)

--Soil Preference :
Average fertile soil - well drained. Will adapt to many soil conditions....even rocky or heavy clay over time. Avoid soils & locations that do not drain well

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - green colored needles that are approx 4" in length

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - seen on trees with age & maturity. Cones start in late spring / early summer as a light green color. and ripen in mid fall to a coppery brown color. Cone shape is typical of most pine species.

--Diseases / Insects :
Very few pests / diseases are associated with this variety. Occasional inspection for pine beetle, or caterpillar is suggested.

--Recommended Spacing :
No particular spacing recommendations for this variety - space approx 8 ft apart for screening, bonsai subjects require no particular spacing.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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