I just bought this small pine tree over the weekend and was looking for more information. I searched the web and didn't fnd out too much. Sounds like this is a dwarf or semi-dwarf variety. As tempting as it is to grow it as a bonsai I am planning on planting it in the ground. My primary questions are as follows: * Is this the same as 'Dwarf Yatsabusa'? * What is its ultimate height? * What kind of growth rate should I expect from this tree? * How drought tolerant are Japanese white pines? I will baby it during the first few years. * Any special planting requirements besides good drainage and full sun? Any information would be appreciated. Also can anyone recommend a good book on pines? Something similar to Vertrees book on Japanese maples. Thanks!