Pine (Pinus) –
Pines (Pinus spp.) include over 100 different species. Pines is the most common type of conifer. Their long, narrow needles are bound in bundles of two, three or five on branches that grow in rings known as “whorls”. Each whorl represents a year's growth. These trees can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Pines can be a small shrub such as the Mugo Pine (Pinus Mugo) to a huge Sugar Pine (Pinus lambertiana) reaching 180ft tall (the tallest sugar pine on record is 209ft tall). Bonsai are frequently done out of pine as well as topiary plants.