Because the needles are quite small, this Japanese White Pine is used often in Bonsai, giving the effect of a miniature tree. Growing with a pyramidal form and with the low maintenance factor, this cultivar is a favorite among Bonsai enthusiasts. However, in a garden setting this plant will be a 'star' as well. This tree can be planted in a rock garden with other miniature conifers to create a Fairy garden or something similar. Will grow to 3 ft tall and a bit wider over time. Can easily live to over 80 years. Drought tolerant and cold hardy to zone 4.