Winners 2016

Dawn Redwood

Japanese White Pine

Japanese White Pine



   Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora Glauca Group)

Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora Glauca Group) provides a smaller alternative to the larger Dawn Redwood growing slowly to 30-50 feet tall, and 25-30 feet wide. The slow growth and irregular form give mature specimens great character and distinction in the landscape. Lovely blue-green needles are present throughout the winter, and radiate out in bundles of 5 from slender stems. In spring, as the candles of new growth are elongating, pink pollen-bearing (male) cones create an attractive scene. Later compact deep brown seed bearing (female) cones ripen, and hang on for several years providing interest in all seasons. Plants included in the Glauca Group bear particularly silvery-blue needles which, when combined with the exfoliating bark and persistent cones, make this a brilliant choice for winter landscapes. Hardy from zones 4-7, this conifer prefers full