Pinus Densiflora Jane Kluis Red Pine
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Pinus Densi-thunbergii Jane Kluis is a dwarf conifer with many names. It is also referred to as Pinus Densiflora Jane Kluis. Its common name is Japanese Red Pine Jane Kluis. Pinus Densithunbergii is a natural hybrid (occurred naturally in the wild in Japan) between Pinus Densiflora and Pinus Thunbergi, hence Pinus Densi-thunbergii. It is one of the few naturally occurring dwarf conifer species. It is prized for its profuse display of seed cones and its unusual habit.
Often with multiple trunks at its base, Pinus Jane Kluis has a spreading, globose habit. The rounded form is slightly flattened at the top. The evergreen foliage consists of bright green needles, stiff and upright, radially arranged. The bark of young stems has an attractive, copper-reddish colour, turning to a subtler greyish-brown as they mature. This cultivar produces a profusion of conspicuous white buds.
As with other pinus densiflora species, Pinus Densiflora Jane Kluis is easy to grow and to care for. This conifer will thrive in any well-drained soil in full sun. Rarely affected by any serious diseases or pests, drought tolerant and deer resistant.
Pinus Densi-thunbergii is a natural hybrid that occurred naturally in the wild in Japan. The cultivar is a result of a cross between Pinus Densiflora and Pinus Thunbergii, hence the name that combines the parent’s botanical names. As Pinus Jane Kluis was found in Marlboro New Jersey, by a nurseryman Rudolph Kluis, the name of this particular variety of the hybrid bears his last name. Fully hardy in the United Kingdom, this showy conifer can survive even if the temperatures drop to 20 degrees below zero. The stunning looks and good constitution of this relatively new conifer variety earned it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by Royal Horticultural Society.
As Pinus Densi-thunbergii Jane Kluis has an unusual, irregular habit with a tendency for horizontal spreading, this cultivar will be wider than it is tall. Maximum height after a period of 10 years is 1 metres with a 1.5 metre spread. As Pinus Densiflora Jane Kluis keeps its compact size as it develops, it is a good candidate for small gardens.
With its distinctive form and attractive foliage that offers year-round interest, Pinus Densi-thunbergii Jane Kluis provides texture and architectural value throughout the seasons. You may be interested in other conifer varieties we have for sale. For lots more dwarf conifers see also our low growing plants.
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