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Pinus parviflora 'Adcock's Dwarf' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conifer or Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Foliage

Blue and Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

Japanese white pine 'Adcock's Dwarf'

Family

Pinaceae


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

'Adcock's Dwarf' is a dense, slow-growing evergreen conifer making a small, rounded shrub, with short, blue-green needles in fives, clustered at the branch-tips

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil. Slow growing

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance, Gravel Garden or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by adelgids, aphids, sawflies/sawfly and pine shoot moth

Diseases

May be subject to pine needle cast