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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Dragon's Eye Pine
Pinus densiflora 'Oculus Draconis'
$225.00
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Dragon Eye Pine is a cool, funky evergreen tree with lots of color and loads of character.  Who needs flowers?  This colorful tree will light up your landscape year-round with its long, soft, yellow-banded Pine needles and flaky, coppery-orange bark.  A must-have conifer in any Asian-inspired garden, this picturesque specimen tree also looks especially fitting with contemporary homes or in landscapes with a water feature or stonework of any kind.  Wherever it’s planted, Dragon Eye Pine will be the focal point of the garden and a source of pride for anyone fortunate enough to own one.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Japanese Red Pine is a common tree in its home country—maybe even the most common tree in Japan.  It can grow to 100 feet tall on rich soil.  It has been a valuable timber tree in the past, the wood durable and rot-resistant enough to be used in building bridges.  The resinous wood burns so hot that it is preferred fuel for pottery kilns.  Of course, not all Red Pines face such a fate—some are lovingly tended in landscapes!  This smaller, variegated rendition has been around since at least 1890.

The Details

Now this is one cool evergreen! The long needles are banded in golden yellow to give just a spectacular vision. A very unique specimen plant for your garden for sure! It's undescribable, you just have to see it to believe it!

How to Grow

Though Red Pine is an opportunistic species in its homeland, occupying any available space no matter how poor the soil, this specimen form is worthy of the choicest spot in the garden.  Let it have a roomy space of its own where it can bask in all-day sun in rich, well-drained soil.  It’s a slow grower, increasing gradually in grandeur each year.  Its natural asymmetrical growth pattern gives this tree an artistic flair without it being touched by pruners.  Even young specimens soon develop a windswept look.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 30'
Avg Mature Width 25'
Spacing 25-30'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Green/Yellow
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Time Fall
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: A

Size A

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

3' tall. Full and sheared, grown in our #6, #7 or #8 evergreen container. Healthy, vigorous and with substantial branching.

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