Red Pine, pinus resinosa

Red Pine, pinus resinosa
Item# DA-redpine
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 86%; Where Harvested (location) - Ontario, Canada

The Red Pine is a native of the Lake States and eastward thoughout New England and southeastern Canada. The Red Pine has been planted widely for erosion control and water conservation in state like Iowa, along with being planted for windbreaks around farmsteads. When growin under natural conditions, the red pine can reach heights of 90 to 100 ft and a diameter of 30-40 inches. The red pine usually has a tall, straight, clean trunk and an open, rounder picturesque crown. The tree gets its name from the bright orange-colored or reddish bark, which divides into large plates as the tree matures. Red Pine needles are 4 to 6 inches long and in bundles of 2. The dark green needles are soft and flexible. The cones are 2-2 1/4 inches long and egg-shaped. It ranges in height from 50 to 80 ft. It's cold hardy to zone 3. It prefers moist, well-drained soil. It tolerates many soil types. It also preferes full sun.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: None required. Germination: Sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed.