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PlantFiles: Korean Pine
Pinus koraiensis 'Silveray'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pinus (PY-nus) (Info)
Species: koraiensis (kor-ay-EN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Silveray

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One member has or wants this plant for trade.


30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
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)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive conifers On Mar 17, 2006, conifers from Rock Island, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a beautiful Pine. Twisted and silvery-blue needles on a Large growing selection putting on one foot plus per year. Its cones are said to be 'as large as a man's hand' and it's nuts are the most commonly used "pine nut" in cooking as with (any) selection of species Korean Pine. A superb and handsome selection with pyramidal growth.

(Jacobson, 'North American Landscape Trees') notes that 'This cultivar at least in Europe is sometimes sold as 'Glauca' ' - which is an incorrect or synomous name for this tree. 'Discovered in Germany in 1977' (Jacobson). A must for any collector.


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

San Rafael, California
Rock Island, Illinois
Lexington, Massachusetts
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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