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  1. Japanese red pine, Japanese table pine, Pinus densiflora(noun)

    pine native to Japan and Korea having a wide-spreading irregular crown when mature; grown as an ornamental

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  1. Japanese red pine

    The Japanese red pine has a home range that includes Japan, Korea, northeastern China and the extreme southeast of Russia. This pine has become a popular ornamental and has several cultivars, but in the winter it becomes yellowish. The height of this tree is 20–35 m. The Japanese red pine prefers full sun on well-drained, slightly acidic soil. The leaves are needle-like, 8–12 cm long, with two per fascicle. The cones are 4–7 cm long. It is closely related to Scots pine, differing in the longer, slenderer leaves which are mid green without the glaucous-blue tone of Scots pine. In Japan it is known as Akamatsu and Mematsu. It is widely cultivated in Japan both for timber production and as an ornamental tree, and plays an important part in the classic Japanese garden. Numerous cultivars have been selected, including the variegated semi-dwarf 'Oculus Draconis', the pendulous, often contorted 'Pendula' and the multi-trunked 'Umbraculifera'.

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