Pinus densiflora 'Golden Ghost'
Golden Ghost Japanese Red Pine
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Conifer, evergreen shrub/tree, semi-dwarf, dense, grows slowly (less than 6 inches (15 cm)/per year), to 8-10 ft high with a spread of 3-5 ft (2.4-3 × 0.9-1.5 m). Needles in winter are light green but in the spring develop bright yellow to white bands alternating with green areas (i.e., variegated). The color contrast holds through the fall.
- Sun; well-drained, slightly acid soil. Drought resistant when established.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden - Conifer Garden.