Genus Pinus is the largest group of conifers in the world, one hundred and thirteen species all evergreen trees or shrubs. It is almost an entirely northern hemisphere genus. There is no fossil record in the southern hemisphere and only one species just crosses the equator in northern Sumatra. Pinus species have attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of two, three or five; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery. Pinus Densiflora 'Oculus Draconis' is a small, flat-topped, upright tree-form of Japanese red pine with species-typical branching and long, variegated needles, each having two bands of yellow alternating with the typical green.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - yellow needles. Pot Size: 3 litre. Ultimate Height: 1-3m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Know as the Dragon’s eye pine because of the two yellow bands that stripe the green needles. When you look at it closely this stripes give the illusion of a Dragon’s eye.