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Maxi Dwarf Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora 'Maxi Dwarf'

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Maxi Dwarf Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora 'Maxi Dwarf') at Franz Witte

Maxi Dwarf Japanese White Pine

Maxi Dwarf Japanese White Pine

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a


A versatile medium-sized garden evergreen shrub with delicate blue-green foliage and a tight upright rounded habit of growth; excellent choice for a large garden accent shrub or a colorful background to highlight other feature elements

Ornamental Features

Maxi Dwarf Japanese White Pine is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Maxi Dwarf Japanese White Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Maxi Dwarf Japanese White Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Maxi Dwarf Japanese White Pine will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Screening 
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features