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Dwarf Blue Japanese Stone Pine

Pinus pumila 'Dwarf Blue'

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Dwarf Blue Japanese Stone Pine (Pinus pumila 'Dwarf Blue') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Dwarf Blue Japanese Stone Pine

Dwarf Blue Japanese Stone Pine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Dwarf Siberian Pine

Description:

An exceptional compact spreading pine that trails along the ground yet has an upright branching character; distinctive needles have prominent silver stripes for an overall blue effect from a distance; worthy of much greater use

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Blue Japanese Stone Pine has attractive forest green foliage with silvery blue stripes which emerges light green in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain forest green throughout the winter. It features showy red catkins along the branches in late spring. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Blue Japanese Stone Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. 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.

Dwarf Blue Japanese Stone Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Blue Japanese Stone Pine will grow to be about 24 inches 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. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 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. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.