Pinus koraiensisPinus koraiensis

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Pinus koraiensis
  • PRONUNCIATION: PI-nus core-e-EN-sis
  • COMMON NAME: Korean Pine
  • FAMILY: Pinaceae
  • NATIVITY: Korea, also Amur region of China and Japan.
  • GROWTH HABIT: Pyramidal in youth, oval to rounded in maturity.
  • SIZE: 40 - 50' in cultivation, can reach 90' in the wild.
  • HARDINESS: Zones 4 - 7.
  • CULTURE: Adaptable, but prefers moist, well-drained soils.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Large specimen tree, with elegant appearance in the landscape.
  • FOLIAGE: Needles in fascicles of five, 3 1/2 - 4 1/2" long. Needles loosely arranged and somewhat stiff. A distinct bluish cast on the needles.
  • BUDS: 1/2 - 3/4" long, resinous. Scales long and thin with the terminal ones outspread.
  • BARK: Gray-brown in color.
  • FRUIT: Cone 3 1/2 to 6" long and 2" wide.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cultivars grafted.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:
    • `Glauca' - with more blue foliage than the species.

 

 

 

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