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Pinus thunbergiana 'Thunderhead'/Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine

Pinus thunbergiana 'Thunderhead' / Pinus thunbergiana 'Thunderhead'
A dwarf, compact selection that features tufts of needles
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A dwarf, compact selection that features tufts of needles

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Scientific Name: Pinus thunbergiana 'Thunderhead'
Common Name: Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: When in the candle form and slightly thereafter, the needles have a silvery cast and turn dark green as they mature. This dwarf pine is generally in a tight, upright mound. It strongly resembles Mugo pine and is used in foundation plantings, as an accent plant and in containers.