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Pinus radiata - Monterey Pine (Seed)

Pinus radiata - Monterey Pine (Seed)


  • Pinus radiata - Monterey Pine (Seed)

    Pinus radiata - Monterey Pine (Seed)

    This fast growing pine prefers the coastal fog belt. Relatively short lived (50-100 yrs). Use as a specimen, wind break, or grove planting. Mature black bark, deeply grooved. Smog sensitive but wind tolerant!


    Plant Characteristics
    Species NamePinus radiata
    Common NameMonterey Pine
    Plant TypeTrees
    Height by Width125ft. x 30ft.
    Flower ColorNone
    Flowering MonthsNone
    Sun ExposureInland-Sun
    Water RequirementLow
    Soil TypeSand, fast draining
    Sowing SeasonFall/Winter
    Sowing Difficulty Level*Moderate
    Sowing PretreatmentCold stratification
    Seeds Per Packet10

    * 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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