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PlantFiles: Japanese Red Pine
Pinus densiflora 'Oculus-Draconis'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pinus (PY-nus) (Info)
Species: densiflora (den-see-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Oculus-Draconis
Additional cultivar information: (aka Dragon Eye, Oculis Draconis)

Synonym:Pinus koraiensis
Synonym:Pinus thunbergii

One vendor has this plant for sale.

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive catcollins On Jan 19, 2009, catcollins from West Friendship, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

We waited 3 years to find the right specimen of this plant. They are infrequently offered here, and usually have very contorted trunks. We wanted a tall tree (eventually), not an ornamental garden accent. We finally found the right specimen with a nearly perfectly straight trunk. Three years later, it is doing fine, growing steadily upward, and filling in nicely.

New needles do not show the variegation. It appears during summer in full sun - dark green with bands of yellow.

Positive sl On May 20, 2002, sl wrote:

Striking as short or tall specimen. Needles are banded yellow and green. Hardy. Little care. Striking appearance.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
West Friendship, Maryland
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Saluda, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Galena, Ohio
Lexington, Virginia

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