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Pinus densiflora 'Alice Verkade' (Japanese red pine 'Alice Verkade')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
2m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pinus densiflora 'Alice Verkade'

Other names

Japanese red pine 'Alice Verkade'

Genus

Pinus Pinus

Variety or Cultivar

'Alice Verkade' _ 'Alice Verkade' is a slow-growing, rounded to dome-shaped, coniferous evergreen shrub with reddish-brown bark, paired, needle-like, bright to mid-green leaves, and small, ovoid, yellow-brown cones in autumn.


Pinus densiflora 'Alice Verkade' is: Evergreen

Habit

Flat-topped, Broadly conical, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Adelgids , Aphids , Pine shoot moth , Sawflies Adelgids , Aphids , Pine shoot moth , Sawflies

Pine needle cast , Rust Pine needle cast , Rust

General care

Pruning

Sometimes sold as a standard. No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


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Where to grow

Pinus densiflora 'Alice Verkade' (Japanese red pine 'Alice Verkade') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 2m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Specimen tree, Rock, Low Maintenance, Coastal, Architectural, Wind-breaker

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers fertile soil. Will tolerate light shade in climates with hot summers. Does not tolerate air pollutants.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Pinus densiflora 'Alice Verkade'

Other names

Japanese red pine 'Alice Verkade'

Genus

Pinus Pinus

Variety or Cultivar

'Alice Verkade' _ 'Alice Verkade' is a slow-growing, rounded to dome-shaped, coniferous evergreen shrub with reddish-brown bark, paired, needle-like, bright to mid-green leaves, and small, ovoid, yellow-brown cones in autumn.

Native to

Eastern Asia

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Flat-topped, Broadly conical, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Adelgids , Aphids , Pine shoot moth , Sawflies

Specific diseases

Pine needle cast , Rust

General care

Pruning

Sometimes sold as a standard. No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pinus densiflora 'Alice Verkade' (Japanese red pine 'Alice Verkade') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 2m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Specimen tree, Rock, Low Maintenance, Coastal, Architectural, Wind-breaker

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers fertile soil. Will tolerate light shade in climates with hot summers. Does not tolerate air pollutants.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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