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Japanese Black Pine
Scientific Name: Pinus thunbergiana Franco
Synonym: Pinus thunbergii, Pinus massoniana
Family: Pinaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern Asia, Japan in sandy areas

Growth Habits: Tree 60 to 80 feet (18-24 m), 30 to 40 feet spread (9-12 m); greyish bark; bright green, twisted, needles in bundles of 2, 2.4 to 4.4 inches long (6-11 cm); large, white terminal buds

Watering Needs: tolerates salt spray, prefers a slightly acid soil, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings from very young trees

Very Japanese looking, a favorite for bonsais.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Small cones, 1.6 to 2.4 inches long (4-6 cm)

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