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Pinus densiflora 'Low Glow' | Japanese red pine 'Low Glow' - Height 30cm - Width 50cm - 15lt

Pinus densiflora 'Low Glow' | Japanese red pine 'Low Glow' - Height 30cm - Width 50cm - 15lt

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Pinus densiflora 'Low Glow' is a dwarf, slow-growing cultivar of the Japanese red pine. This evergreen conifer typically grows to a height of 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) with a spread of 4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 m) over a period of 10 years. The plant has a compact, dense, and spreading habit with a flat-topped crown.

The needles of 'Low Glow' are dark green, stiff, and twisted, and grow in bundles of two. They are typically 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) long and have a somewhat coarse texture. In the fall, the needles take on a rich golden-yellow color before dropping off.

The tree produces cones that are small and round, measuring about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. The cones are typically a reddish-brown color and persist on the tree for several years.

'Low Glow' is an excellent choice for small gardens, rock gardens, or as a specimen plant in a container. It is also suitable for bonsai and other small-scale horticultural applications. The plant is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, including clay, loam, and sand, and prefers a well-drained site with full sun exposure.

This cultivar is relatively low-maintenance and requires little pruning, making it an ideal choice for gardeners who want a fuss-free plant. It is also relatively drought-tolerant, although it will benefit from regular watering during periods of extended dryness.

In summary, Pinus densiflora 'Low Glow' is a compact, slow-growing evergreen conifer with a spreading habit and dark green, twisted needles. It produces small, round cones and is suitable for small-scale horticultural applications, including container gardening, rock gardens, and bonsai. This cultivar is low-maintenance and tolerant of a wide range of soil types and growing conditions.

  • Common Name

    Japanese red pine 'Low Glow'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    short, slender, double, silvery-green needles, yellowish in winter

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture


Growing Period




all year


no fruit

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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