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Goldilocks Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora 'Goldilocks'

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Goldilocks Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora 'Goldilocks') at Gertens

Goldilocks Japanese White Pine

Goldilocks Japanese White Pine

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Goldilocks Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora 'Goldilocks') at Gertens

Goldilocks Japanese White Pine foliage

Goldilocks Japanese White Pine foliage

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Goldilocks Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora 'Goldilocks') at Gertens

Goldilocks Japanese White Pine in spring

Goldilocks Japanese White Pine in spring

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Height:  20 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

This stunning variety is noted for its long blue green needles which are frosted golden yellow; a naturally artistic sweeping habit makes it perfect as a garden accent; a balance of sun and shade are needed for optimum color

Ornamental Features

Goldilocks Japanese White Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental upright and spreading habit of growth. It has attractive bluish-green foliage edged in gold. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Goldilocks Japanese White Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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.

Goldilocks Japanese White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Goldilocks Japanese White Pine will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 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 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. 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

#10/30" B&B - $189.99

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

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