Native to Japan and South Korea, this species was introduced into the United States as an ornamental tree, valued for its elegant trunk and distinctive branches. Trees can grow to a height of 40 m and are characterized by thick gray to black trunks in mature individuals. This pine is a prized subject for the horticultural art of bonsai.
Japanese Black Pine
- Planted as an ornamental.
- Growth Habit:
- It is an evergreen tree that can grow as tall as 30 m (100 ft) but usually to 10 m (40 ft).
- Bloom Time:
- Pollination occurs in spring.
- Presence in US:
- Not native to the US but widely cultivated.