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  • Fukai Pine Japanese White Pine Dwarf Base Size 1 Quart Air Pot

Fukai Pine Japanese White Pine Dwarf Base Size 1 Quart Air Pot

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'Fukai 'Pine Japanese White Pine Bluegreen Variegated Dwarf Intermediate Size

Botanical Reference: Pinus parviflora


A dwarf upright evergreen conifer with blue-green needles variegated with light yellow. Best color if grown with plenty of sunlight. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 3' tall x 1.5' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5.


American Conifer Society Attributes:

5 (-10 to -20 F / -23.3 to -28.9 C)

ORIGIN: Seedling Selection
COLOR: Variegated White or Cream 
GROWTH SHAPE: Broad Upright or Oval
GROWTH SIZE: Intermediate: 6 to 12 inches (15 – 30 cm) per year / 5 to 10 feet (1.5 – 3 m) after 10 years


Pinus parviflora 'Fukai' is a intermediate growing, broadly upright selection of Japanese white pine with strong creamy-gold banding on new growth that slowly fades to typical green in the fall and into winter. For majority of the year, it makes a striking statement in the larger landscape, and through diligent candle pruning, can be kept in bounds for the smaller garden.

Typical rate of growth in most areas is 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm) annually, resulting in a broad, but fairly small tree 5 feet (1.6 m) tall and nearly as wide after 10 years of growth.



This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1975 by Tage Lundell, Helsingborg, Sweden. There is a very similar cultivar in the trade listed as, 'Fukai Seedling' which is believed by many to be the same plant, perhaps a provisional name. In the Japanese language, 深い (fukai) translates into "deep or profound." It is unsure whether this was the intent.

  • 2020 January