Pinus parviflora 'Adcock's Dwarf' / Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora 'Adcock's Dwarf, is a small pyramidal selection of Japanese white pine. Its growth habit can be described as congested and irregular. Needles are short , bluish green with a slight bit of twist. Early in life, 'Adcock's Dwarf' grows as a bun-shaped plant later becoming somewhat more pyramidal and developing some height. Although this is a very dwarf growing form, it might reach 3 to 4’ foot tall and wide after 25 years or more.

This small growing Japanese White Pine was discovered in the 1960’s at Hilliers Nursery in England, and was named after their plant propagator Graham Adcock.

As is true with all of the Japanese Pines, 'Adcock's Dwarf' adapts very well to a system of pruning and shaping, creating a living sculpture over time. It's short growth and small needles also make this selection a suitable candidate for Bonsai.

Pinus parviflora 'Adcock's Dwarf' The Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers located at Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton, MI. Photo taken August of 2005.
Photo by Dax Herbst
A nice, old specimen of Pinus parviflora 'Adcock's Dwarf' at Oregon Garden's ACS Reference Garden, Silverton, OR. Tree was approximately 5 feet tall and wide when this photo was taken in 2013.
Photo by David Olszyk
Pinus parviflora 'Adcocks Dwarf,' a close up of the same plant at Oregon Garden detailing a branch and needles.
Photo by David Olszyk