I am planning my first Japanese-style garden in Canada, Ontario, Toronto. My backyard is 40' x 55', and my idea was to plant a Japanese black pine as the main design element. However, I could not find it in local garden centers, as it appears that black pine is not well suited for our zone 5.
I am looking for a pine that could be a more or less equal substitution for Japanese black pine.
Does anyone has any suggestions?
White Pine (Pinus strobus) (20-30 m) Zone 3 is a native to Canada pine. They say that its growth can be easily controlled to suit small gardens. However, I am not sure if white pine could be trained similar to black pine.
Does any one has experience with white pine?
Any comments will be much appreciated.