Pinus paviflora ‘Bergman'
Japanese white pine 'Bergman'
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.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery the ‘Bergman' is a dwarf conifer with a broadly conical outline. The blue-green, twisted needles are arranged in fives, and the young growth is pale silvery blue. Red, male flowers are conspicuous in summer; female flowers produce small green cones which turn brown in autumn and winter.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Blue - green needles.
Pot Size: 10 litre.
Ultimate Height: 1.5 - 2.5m.
Ultimate Spread: 1 - 1.5m.
Growth Rate: 20-50 years.
Special Attributes: In spring, the bright coloured pollen cones of Pinus parviflora ‘Bergman’ provide a dramatic contrast to the long, twisted, blue-green needles of this rare Japanese White Pine.