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Blue Angel Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora 'Blue Angel'

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Blue Angel Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora 'Blue Angel') at Gertens

Blue Angel Japanese White Pine

Blue Angel Japanese White Pine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Blue Angel Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora 'Blue Angel') at Gertens

Blue Angel Japanese White Pine foliage

Blue Angel Japanese White Pine foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

A slower growing selection that will maintain a uniform and densely branched upright form; silvery blue-green needles appear bright making this an impressive selection as an accent tree

Ornamental Features

Blue Angel Japanese White Pine has attractive silvery blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Angel Japanese White Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Angel Japanese White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Blue Angel Japanese White Pine will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Gertens Sizes and Prices

#6 container - $209

* Sizes and availability are subject to change. Please check with the store for specific details.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features