Pinus parviflora 'Eiko nishiki' / Eiko Japanese white pine

Pinus parviflora 'Eiko nishiki' is a dwarf, spreading selection of Japanese white pine with rough, corky bark and long, fluffy blue-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 18 inches (30 - 45 cm) tall and 40 inches (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

This is a very old cultivar in the nursery trade that originated long ago in Japan. Its first known mention in western botanical literature was in 1976 by Bonsai master William Valvanis. The closest Japanese translation for the cultivar name is えいこ にしき (Eiko ni shiki),

Pinus parviflora
Photo by Sandra McLean Cutler
Pinus parviflora
Photo by Sandra McLean Cutler
Pinus parviflora
Photo by Sandra McLean Cutler

Comments