Pinus thunbergii gold/variegated cultivars: need info
We want to add a gold/variegated Pinus thunbergii. We have "Thunderhead" and "Kotobuki" and love the white winter buds. The cultivars we are considering are "Shirome Janome", "Ogon" and the hybrid "Beni Kujaku".
The "Ogon" we saw at the nursery is growing at 12-15" per year whereas many websites place it under dwarf section. The tree at the nursery resembles "Shirome Janome" that I saw at another nursery and has glowing gold tips in summer.
Does anyone have experience growing this tree in zone 5?
Please give more information on the appearance as well as growth rates/forms of "Ogon", "Shirome Janome" and "Beni Kujaku".
Pictures are welcome. We can buy only one of these 3 trees. Thanks in advance.