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Zones: 7 to 9
Mature Height: 50 feet
Mature Spread: 25 feet
This species is slender, gracefully hanging needles are 12 inches long making this a rather striking tree. Grass-green needles, cones to 4 1/2 inches. Often multi-trunked. Native to Mexico, sometimes used in Southern California. Its unique habit offers contrast to other foliage in a garden.
When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Mexican Pine grows up to 50 feet in height and 25 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 7 to 9. Prefers a well-drained, moderately fertile, moist soil. Full sun.
How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: Sow seed 1/8 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: Fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification
Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 40 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.
If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.