Pinus koraiensis 'Dragon's Eye'
Eastern White Pine
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 Pinus strobus 'Dragon's Eye' is a dwarf specimen often grown as a small tree or shrub with an umbrella crown. The variegated needles have bands of yellow alternating with green. It appears to resemble the eye of a dragon when viewed from above.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green - blue needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 1.5m.
Ultimate Spread: 4m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Its slow growth and dense habit make it perfect for growing in a rock garden.