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Hagoromo Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora 'Hagoromo'

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Hagoromo Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora 'Hagoromo') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Pinus parviflora 'Hagoromo'

Pinus parviflora 'Hagoromo'

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Hagoromo Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora 'Hagoromo') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Pinus parviflora 'Hagoromo' foliage

Pinus parviflora 'Hagoromo' foliage

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

This attractive variety with its irregular bushy form contributes an Asian aesthetic to the garden; a great choice for rock gardens, troughs, and small landscapes; remove spent needles from interior to promote good air circulation

Ornamental Features

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

Landscape Attributes

Hagoromo Japanese White 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.

Hagoromo Japanese White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Hagoromo Japanese White Pine will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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 60 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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Accent  Massing  Garden 
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Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features