Korean Pine Tree

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The extremely durable Korean Pine Tree (Pinus koraiensis) is a great choice for areas with tough weather while still looking good. Wind resistance, cold hardiness, and adaptability are just a few of their hallmarks. Similar to our native White Pine, this choice has a well-balanced, pyramidal canopy. However, Korean Pines have held their blue-toned needles for three years.

This mid-sized evergreen tree makes an excellent screening plant. It's recommended by tree experts and shows a rise in popularity as a "tree that should be planted more". The needles have been used to make a Vitamin C-rich tea, and Korean Pine produces six-inch cones with edible Pine nuts once mature. Much of the world's supply of these small, nutritious Pine nuts is harvested from this species. Press healthy Pine nut oil, a tonic for digestive disorders which measures high in pinolenic acid.

Adaptable in clay soils, and deer tend to leave them alone, but Korean Pine trees make great shelter for birds. They'll race you for the nutsmove quickly to harvest your share late in the season! Hardy throughout USDA hardiness zones 4 to 7, these trees grow 30-50 feet in height and 25-35 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

The pyramidal young form and more open canopy of mature trees are prominent lawn specimens and shade trees! The fluffy texture and large cones create a spectacular focal point both as a solo accent or mixed among windbreaks, shelterbelts, and privacy borders!

Weave them into existing or new hedges to increase biodiversity, which helps protect your overall investment. Plant them 15 feet apart on center, measuring between trunk to trunk of each tree. Stagger a double row for faster privacy screening. Keep the taller Korean Pine at the back, and pop smaller flowering Magnolias on the sunny south side.

Create a screen along the perimeter of your property with a large-scale hedge planting of Korean Pine. Even a single tree planted in the right spot will provide a wonderful feeling of privacy year-round.

  • Fluffy Blue-Green Needles
  • Large Cones With Edible Pine Nuts
  • Pyramidal To Rounded Canopy
  • Very Hardy & Adaptable
  • Specimens, Windbreaks, Groupings & En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Although Korean Pine Trees are not fussy about clay or sandy soils, you will get the best results if you select a planting site in full sun with well-drained soil. At least six hours of sunlight will provide adequate photosynthesis for energy. Provide regular moisture when your tree is young but once established, these Pine Trees can be drought-resistant and very low-maintenance.

Give Korean Pine plenty of space to reach the mature spread. Mulch over the root zone, then pull it back away from touching the main trunk. You'll want to see the lower branches left on the tree in a full, graceful sweep! You can candle prune your Pine in the early spring. All plants appreciate Nature Hills Root Booster and a 3-4 inch layer of arborist bark chips to support their growth.

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

Rugged and adaptable, the sweeping form of the Korean Pine Tree will leave a lasting impression on your landscape! Order these fantastic trees for yourself today and Nature Hills Nursery will ship your new ornamental trees to your doorstep!

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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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.

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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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Korean Pine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pinus koraiensis
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 30 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 35 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring