Pinus parviflora 'Blauer Engel' / Blauer Engel Japanese White pine

<em>Pinus parviflora</em> 'Blauer Engel' is slow-growing upright selection of Japanese White pine with layered architectural branching holding fluffy, two-toned, light-Blue needles. This plant has arguably the lightest-Blue foliage of all of the parvifloras. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide, an annual growth rate of just under 12 inches (30 cm).
This cultivar originated as a color sport found on a specimen of <em>Pinus parviflora</em> 'Glauca' in the early 1990s at Hans Hachmann Nursery, Barmstedt Germany. The English translation of 'Blauer Engel' is "Blue Angel" which is a trade designation that Jeddeloh Farms Nursery of Gresham, Oregon patented in 2003.
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Pinus parviflora 'Blauer Engel' is slow-growing upright selection of Japanese White pine with layered architectural branching holding fluffy, two-toned, light-Blue needles. This plant has arguably the lightest-Blue foliage of all of the parvifloras. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide, an annual growth rate of just under 12 inches (30 cm). This cultivar originated as a color sport found on a specimen of Pinus parviflora 'Glauca' in the early 1990s at Hans Hachmann Nursery, Barmstedt Germany. The English translation of 'Blauer Engel' is "Blue Angel" which is a trade designation that Jeddeloh Farms Nursery of Gresham, Oregon patented in 2003.
Pinus parviflora 'Blauer Engel' at the Jean Iseli Memorial Garden in Boring, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk

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