Chinese Red Pine Tree

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Dramatic Chinese Red Pine Trees (Pinus tabuliformis) feature pigmented bark and small, reddish-brown cones with broad scales and edible pine nuts! Over time, a picturesque, flat-topped profile develops and becomes a living landmark that will stand out in your landscape!

An upturned branching structure and long, soft needles make the evergreen Chinese Red Pine a charismatic addition to your garden design. They'll grow quickly when young into a handsome landscape asset.

Many parts of the tree are used for medicinal purposes: pine needle tea is brewed from the gray-green leaves, and both tannin-rich bark extract and resin are harvested for Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Asia, the wood is used for construction with aromatic pulpwood that resembles vanilla. It's also a good source of natural Turpentine!

If you don't eat them, the songbirds will love picking out the pine seeds and nesting in the sheltering limbs. Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 7, Red Pine grows 30 - 50 feet in height and half that in width.

Planting and Application:

Leverage the broad, spreading branches in a backyard setting with custom-fit decking underneath it. Make the most of the sculptural charms of a durable Chinese Red Pine Tree with good planning and judicious pruning. Uplight into the canopy with exterior lighting for an exciting nighttime display. That light is further reflected off the sheen of the narrow foliage!

Plant a single tree as a specimen in an Asian Garden. Consider building a berm and bringing in a special boulder and Japanese Kerria flowering shrubs to present a compelling contrast.

If you have the room, try a trio planted in a sweeping curve as a beautiful backdrop for outdoor barbeques. Plant at the southwest aspect of your patio for year-round shade and structure. Mix among windbreaks, shelterbelts, and privacy hedges!

For an incredible, long-lived hobby treeorder a healthy, high-quality Chinese Red Pine from to start a new specially-pruned Bonsai. There is something so windswept and romantic about the table-shaped form of this special species.

  • Dramatic Red-Brown Bark
  • Long Soft Needles
  • Ornamental Cones With Edible Pine Nuts
  • Fragrant Bark & Upturned Branching
  • Specimens, Windbreaks & Shelterbelts

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant in full sun with at least six hours of sunlight a day. They need rich, well-drained soil for best results. Include symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster in the planting hole of your important evergreen landscape trees. Supply supplemental water on a regular basis to keep your tree stress-free. Mulch over the root zone, then pull it back away from touching the main trunk. Prune to correct broken limbs and candle prune to control size in early spring. Give it plenty of space to achieve the full spread for the best impression in the landscape. All plants appreciate Nature Hills Root Booster and a 3-4 inch layer of arborist bark chips to support their growth.

  • Grows in Full Sun
  • Easy Care In Well-Drained Soils
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Once Established
  • Thrives In Heat & Harsh Conditions
  • Seldom Damaged by Deer

Order a Chinese Red Pine today and enjoy more than just a pretty evergreen face in your landscape! Now available at Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Chinese Red Pine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-7
Growing Zones 5-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pinus tabuliformis
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 30 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No