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Cultural Details for Pinus koraiensis

Common Name:
Korean Pine

Growth Rate:
Slow, 6" per year average

Average Mature Height:
30-40' under cultivation; may grow over 100'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:

Fruit Details:
Cone subterminal, solitary or few-together, short-stalked, cylindric-conical, apex blunt, 3.5-6" long, 2-2.25" wide, lurid-brown when mature, resinous, opening when mature, falling with the stalk

Fall Color:
All season- lovely bluish green; actually dark green on outside; inner surfaces grayish

Bark Details:
Thin, gray or grayish brown, peeling off in irregular flakes, reddish brown beneath

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
Manchuria, Korea, mountainous areas on the main island of Japan. Introduced 1861.

Other Features:
Fine specimen plant, groupings or screens

Culture and Care:
Tremendously adaptable and also extremely cold hardy

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8518, 8520

    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.