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Ogon Miyajima Japanese White Pine

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Ogon Miyajima Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora ‘Ogon Miyajima’)A slow growing upright small tree with short blue needles; develops an architectural structure great for Japanese gardens; an impressive selection as an accent tree

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
8 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Pinus
Species:
parviflora
Cultivar:
Ogon Miyajima
Summer Foliage Color:
silver blue
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
average
Plant Form:
pyramidal
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
only prune new growth
Pollution Tolerance:
medium
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1
Density:
dense

Ornamental Features

Ogon Miyajima Japanese White Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive silvery blue evergreen foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Ogon Miyajima Japanese White Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Ogon Miyajima Japanese White Pine will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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 80 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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