Sugar Pine (Pinus Lambertiana) 10 seeds
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Renowned for its mammoth cones, this evergreen tree grows to gargantuan heights in its native haunts in the western North American mountains. In cultivation it is typically of more modest size.
The long, blue-green needles of this pine occur in bundles of five on horizontal to slightly drooping branches. In spring, trees produce tiny male cones and enormous cylindrical female cones near the branch tips. The solitary or clustered female cones are sheathed with fleshy green scales that turn woody and yellow-brown as they mature. Two-year-old cones open their scales to release large edible winged seeds before falling thunderously from the tree.
Slow-growing and of slender conical habit when young, this pine eventually develops an open, oval crown and a stout trunk. Its reddish-brown to gray-brown bark becomes deeply fissured and platy with age. If wounded, the trunk exudes a sugary sap that was prized by American Indians.
This beautiful pine favors full sun and moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil. It dislikes excessive heat, cold, or wind. It makes a striking specimen for parks and other large properties, although the falling cones can present a hazard. Sugar pine is also highly susceptible to white pine blister rust. (source: learn2grow.com)
Genus – Pinus
Species – Lambertiana
Common name – Sugar Pine
Pre-Treatment – Required
Hardiness zones – 6 – 8
Height – 50′-100′ / 15 – 30 m
Spread – 25′-40′ / 7.60 – 12 m
Plant type – Large Tree
Vegetation type – Evergreen
Exposure – Full Sun
Growth rate – Medium
Soil PH – Acidic, Neutral
Soil type – Loam, Well Drained
Water requirements – Average Water
Landscape uses – Feature Plant
Germination rate – 88%
Leaf / Flower color – Green / —
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Sugar Pine Tree Seeds
The Sugar Pine tree produces cones that range from 12 to 20 inches long. The Sugar Pine tree grows over 100 feet tall. It grows from Oregon to lower California into Mexico. The Sugar Pine is North America’s largest pine tree.
Soil Type: Scattered on dry mountain slopes mainly at 3,000-7,000 elevation.
Zones: 6 to 7
Germination Range: 70-90%
Stratification Requirement: 60-90 days cold moist stratification.
Indoor Planting: If your seeds require stratification or scarification – do the recommended pretreatment before planting indoors. Planting Instructions: Fill a container with seed starting mix to about ½ inch from the top. Place your seeds 1 inch to 1 ½ inches below the soil surface. Gently water your seeds to keep moist, not soaking wet. Heat & humidity is critical for germination. Germination may occur in 1 week or as long as 3 months (depending on the species). Place the seed container on a heat mat under growing light(s). Keep your growing lights on 14 hours per day. Keep your heat mat on 24 hours per day. Once your seeds germinate, move each seed into its own container under the growing lights and on the heat mat. Keep your seedlings indoors for 2-3 months before transplanting outdoors in the spring (May to June).
Outdoor Planting: If your seeds do not require stratification: the best time to plant tree and shrub seeds outdoors is after the last frost in your area (spring). In the Northern states – the best time to plant seeds outdoors is from May to June. If your seeds require pretreatment: you should plant your seeds outdoors before the ground freezes in your area (late September to early November). Your seeds will naturally stratify during the cold winter. Germination usually occurs in May or during the spring season.
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