Japanese black pine ‘Thunderhead’ (Pinus thunbergii ‘Thunderhead’)

Native: subspecies of Japanese black pine, Pinus thunbergii, (native to coastal Japan and South Korea)

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Conical
  • Foliage: Evergreen, Needle, Dark Green
  • Height: 25 - 30 feet.
  • Width: 20 - 35 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous.
  • Fruit: Brown Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter.
  • Bark: Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray or Light Green, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Dense in Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zone: Sunset 3 - 12 and 14 – 21, USDA Hardiness 5 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Texas Root Rot and Verticillium.
  • Susceptible: Aphids.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium Strong.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy
  • Biogenic Emissions: Moderate.
  • Attracts: Birds and Squirrels.

Source:

SelecTree. "Pinus thunbergii Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 1, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-thunbergii >

The Editors of Sunset (2012) The New Sunset Western Garden Book New York, New York: Sunset Books Inc

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