Japanese White Pine

Common Name: Japanese White Pine

Scientific Name: Pinus parviflora 'Ogon Miyajima'

Origin: P. parviflora is native to Japan and Korea

Family: Pinaceae

Bloom time: Non-flowering

Famous for its blue foliage, this five-needle pine is a popular cultivar among dwarf P. parvifloras. From the island Miyajima, just south of Hiroshima, this cultivar has been a popular bonsai and garden tree for hundreds of years. Pines in Japanese gardens symbolize longevity and permanence. The specimen in this garden is planted on its side in the raft style imitating a group of pine trees.