Pinus thunbergii Parl.

Japanese Black Pine

Cultivar Banshosho

Cultivar Banshosho

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: To 60' tall and 20' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Whitish terminal buds and dark green leaves. Fascicles of 2. Bark becomes dark purple-grey when mature, with fissures. Well-drained soil.


'Banshosho' - to 5' tall and wide, slow grower, dwarf, 2 to 4" per year, light green needles.


Published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 16(2.2): 388 in 1868.

Native to Japan and Korea.


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