Northwest Conifers


Japanese Red Pine – Pinus  densiflora

Japanese Red Pine

Japanese Red Pine at Hoyt Arboretum

Japanese red pine grows up to 130 feet (40 meters) tall.

Needles: Bundles of 2, up to 5" (12 cm) long. 

Cones: Up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long.

Where it grows: Japan, Korea, northeastern China. It is a common tree in the traditional Japanese garden.

Similar tree: Scots pine has shorter needles and smaller cones and needles that are often blue-green

Names: Densiflora is Latin for "dense flower." 



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