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Japanese Black Pine 'Thunderhead'

Pinus thunbergii 'Thunderhead'
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Dwarf, evergreen tree with a compact, rounded habit. Clusters of dark green needles are grouped in two. In spring, growing branch tips resemble white candles. Used as an accent, hedge, topiary or container plant.

Plant with Japanese Maple


  • Landscape Size: 6' tall, 5' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 3-21
  • Growth Habit: Compact, Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Evergreen, Deer Resistant, Attracts Birds

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Tolerant of most soils with good drainage. Prune in winter. Prune topiary to maintain shape. Feed in spring, before new growth, with a multipurpose fertilizer. 



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