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Zones: 2 to 6
Mature Height: 50 to 80 feet
Mature Spread: 25 feet
The silhouette of Red Pine is picturesque against the sky. This species is a medium-sized conifer good for timber and land reclamation as well as a boundary tree. Branch ends are tufted somewhat resembling a fox tail. Its reddish brown bark distinguishes it from the Austrian Pine. Needles are 4-6 inches long and brittle. Also called the Norway Pine.
When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Red Pine has a moderate growth rate. Grows up to 80 feet in height and 25 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 2 to 6. This pine prefers full sun and well-drained acidc soil although it will tolerate rocky soil and drought. It is quite suitable for colder climates.
How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: None required
Germination: Sow seed 1/8 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: Fall sow for spring germination
Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 60 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.