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Pinus contorta - Beach Pine, Lodgepole Pine (Seed)

Pinus contorta - Beach Pine, Lodgepole Pine (Seed)



Plant Characteristics
Species NamePinus contorta
Common NameBeach Pine, Lodgepole Pine
Plant TypeTrees
Height by Width30ft. x 10ft.
Flower ColorNone
Flowering Months
Sun Exposure
Water Requirement
Soil TypeAny
Sowing SeasonFall/Winter
Sowing Difficulty Level*Moderate
Sowing PretreatmentCold stratification

* Sowing difficulty levels:
  • Easy: Sow in-ground or in pots with simple or no pretreatment
  • Moderate: Sow in-ground or in pots with pretreatment; may produce staggered germination
  • Difficult: Sow in pots with pretreatment and stratification; may produce staggered germination

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