Name: Pinus parviflora Glauca aka Japanese white pine
Type of Plant: The Glauca group of Japanese white pines are conifers with an open habit, and bluish curving needles. Hardy in Zones 5-7, these slow growing conifers do best in full sun and well-drained soil.
Why I Love This Plant: I love the fact that these trees have interesting, irregular shapes. I love that they aren’t dense, so you can see the plants and landscape features behind them. I love the cones on this tree, which are there and add interest for a long time. And I love the fact that being a fairly slow-growing evergreen, you can enjoy this plant for years in a smaller landscape.
A Word to the Wise: This is a plant well suited for Cape Cod in that we have sandy, well-drained soils and cooler summers.