2010 Theodore Klein Plant Award Winner

This exquisite Japanese pine species offers fine evergreen texture on an upright oval form to 20-30’ tall. The stiff needles occur 3 to a bundle and are 3-4 inches long. The usually multi-trunked plants offer stunning exfoliating bark of deep green, cream, copper and olive (right). This is an excellent specimen plant for full sun or partial shade in rich, moist soils. A truly incredible cultivar was selected from a planting at the Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio and has been relaeased as 'Silver Ghost' (below) to describe its bright white bark that is visible from a long distance away. Removal of some of the lower branches will help display the unique bark.

Pinus bungeana - Lacebark Pine