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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Japanese white pine
Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years
P. parviflora is a broadly conical evergreen tree, more spreading when old, with fine, blue-green needles borne in fives, and ovoid light brown cones in autumn
Japan, S Korea
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well drained soil in full sun. See Trees: buying and planting specimens
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in late winter. Retain in pots for at least two years
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Generally no pruning required. Remove competing leaders and, on older trees, crown lift as necessary by removing some of the lower branches to create a clear trunk
Pests Pine adelgid and sawfly may occur
May be affected by honey fungus, various needle cast diseases and tree rust
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