Pinus densiflora 'LOW GLOW'

Pinus densiflora
Pinus densiflora 'LOW GLOW'
Japanese red pine
SIZE/TYPE small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 0.8-1.5m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
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Japanese red pine is probably the most common pine in Japan. The species grow in the wild, in public places are clipped bonsai trees, and in private gardens you can see many dwarf varieties. Thanks to its dome-shaped crown it is also a sought-after substitute for much more tender Mediterranean pinus pinea.

Low Glow is a naturally occurring witches broom of Japanese red pine. It was found by Sidney Waxman of University of Connecticut, USA, around 1985. It makes about 6 cm long, soft, light green needles in whorls of 2. They are a very handsome fresh green in the season, and turn slightly yellow for winter.

It grows slowly into extremely dense mounding shrubs. Its annual growth of about 5cm is predominantly used to spread to sides, in order to gain some height it is often grafted on stems of various sizes. Very old plants reveal red bark.

Pines need full sun and well-drained soil that will not be too alkaline. No fertilizing required. Pruning is possible in late winter or late summer, never cut into branches which lack needles. You can shape the tree by removing or trimming "candles" - young new shoots before they develop proper-size needles. It is hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5) and this variety is supposed to withstand at least -34°C (USDA zone 4). It is also hardy for growing in a container were it will be prone to lose older needles sooner.

Last update 10-11-2018
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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