Pinus thunbergii: Thunderhead Pine

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Pinus thunbergii [Syn: Pinus thunbergiana, Thunderhead Pine, Japanese Black Pine, Japanese Pine, Black Pine] is a pine native to coastal areas of Japan (Kyūshū, Shikoku and Honshū, but not Hokkaidō) and South Korea.

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Japanese Black Pine can reach the height of 40 m, but rarely achieves this size outside its natural range.

Photos: WNC Farmers MarketAshevilleNorth Carolina, 20121014
Source: Wikipedia

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