Ogon Janome Japanese White Pine
Pinus parviflora 'Ogon Janome'
Ogon Janome Japanese White Pine foliage
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Height: 8 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Variegated Japanese White Pine, Bullseye Pine
Brand: Iseli Nursery
This stunning variety is quite sculptural with a layered, pyramidal form; blue-green needles are banded with bright yellow; a great choice as a garden or landscape accent; remove spent needles from interior to promote good air circulation
Ogon Janome Japanese White Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive yellow-variegated bluish-green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter.
Ogon Janome Japanese White Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
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.
Ogon Janome Japanese White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Ogon Janome Japanese White Pine will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 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 considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.