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Cultural Details for Pinus densiflora 'Oculus-Draconis'

Common Name:
Dragon-eye Tanyosho Pine

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium.

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:
Muddy yellow-brown in winter

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Many, to name a few Root rot, Tip blight, Stem blister rust, Pine tortoise scale, Pine web worm, Pales weevil, Littleleaf, Pine root collar weevil and Red pine scale.

Native Habitat:
Zones 3b-7, Japan

Other Features:
Each leaf marked with 2 yellow bands. When viewed from above shows alternate yellow and green rings, can be rather attractive especially in late summer and fall.

Culture and Care:
Prefers a well drained slightly acid soil and sunny conditions

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.