Pinus koraiensis 'Winton' is a robust, broadly upright, tree form of Korean pine with dense, uniform branching, and long blue-green needles with their signature "kink" in their upper third. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 feet (3 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 1 foot (30 cm) or more.
[Dax Herbst] Evidently there is some discrepancy concerning the habit of this cultivar. Unlike the description noted on Stanley and Sons website, I was given first hand information that this cultivar is not narrow and upright growing but rather will become a wide-growing specimen. The first hand information was passed along from Larry Stanley to a friend who forwarded it to me. Until more is known, that's all I have to go by.
This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1964 by H. G. Hillier of Hillier & Sons Nursery, Winchester, United Kingdom.
Pinus koraiensis 'Winton' — an 18-year-old specimen growing in a private garden in Wisconsin. The photographer says that the plant reminds him of porcupines. His experience is that it "does well with no problems."
Photo by Bill Hoffman
Pinus koraiensis 'Winton' — a young plant in Daniel Wols' home garden, in Chicago, Illinois.
Photo by Daniel Wols
Pinus koraiensis `Winton' — a young plant in a private garden setting.
Photo by Len Stubenfoll