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Pine - Japanese Black / Size 1
Japanese Black Pine

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 14" - 18" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $6.75

Product Code: PINJAP1

Pinus thunbergii

Overall Description

A very handsome pine specimen with a pyramidal shape, and very dark green needles. Often develops spreading, pendulous branches as it matures. Known as having extreme salt tolerance, which makes it an excellent choice for landscapes in coastal regions. Also makes an excellent accent planting, and is great for bonsai use as well due to its small to medium size even at maturity. Japanese Black Pine has also shown itself to be extremely resistant to pine beetle, and most other common pests associated with many pine species. Good heat & drought tolerance - just an all around tough tree that has good looks to go along with its hardiness

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height: 20 - 40 ft

--Mature Width: 10 - 15 ft

--Growth Rate:
Moderate ( 6"- 10" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones:
5 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use the hardiness zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure:
Loves full sun, will accept light partial shade as well

--Soil Preference:
Average to moist & fertile - well drained. Will also adapt to very sandy soils

--Foliage Color & Texture : Evergreen - dark green needle type foliage in bundles of 3. Average needle length ranges from 3" - 3 1/2". Older needles are shed annually......mostly in fall.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - short, rather stubby cones are produced in average amounts on more mature specimens. Cones average 2 1/2" - 3" long, and begin as a lime green color in early summer, maturing to a dark mahogany brown in mid fall. Cones usually contain numerous winged seeds.

--Diseases / Insects :
No serious pest problems reported with this particular variety. Occasional inspection for pine beetle is recommended.

--Recommended Spacing :
Spacing of approx 4 ft apart is recommended when planting in rows for privacy / windbreak use.

--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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