Pinus parviflora 'Brevifolia' / Japanese White Pine

This sparsely branched, narrow, conical-shaped conifer lends itself to traditional Japanese garden styles. It's cones persist and are prominently displayed because of its open habit. It has short Blue-green needles - 'brevifolia' means 'short leaves.' Most nursery listings indicate this to be a Zone 5 but one ACS member tells us it's comfortable in Z 4a (MN).

Pinus parviflora 'Brevifolia' Photo taken at The Watnong Collection of The US National Arboretum during May 2006; Washington, D.C. This denotes another good example of an aged specimen.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Pinus parviflora 'Brevifolia' Photo copyright of The Wildlife & Conifer Garden Donated by Don and Nonda Surrat, Ohio, USA.
Photo by Nonda Surrat
Pinus parviflora 'Brevifolia' Photo copyright of The Wildlife & Conifer Garden Donated by Don and Nonda Surrat, Ohio, USA.
Photo by Nonda Surrat
New cones emerging beneath this years candles. Photographed in Maine; spring 2013
Old cone on hardened wood. Photographed in Maine, spring 2013.
Photo by Sean Callahan

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