Pinus tabuliformis - Chinese Red Pine
This is a listing for 10 seeds.Known as the Chinese Red Pine, it is a medium-sized evergreen tree 20-30 m tall, with a flat-topped crown when mature (whence the scientific name, 'table-shaped'). The growth rate is fast when young, but slows with age. The grey-brown bark fissures at an early age compared to other trees. The broadly spreading shape is very pronounced, in part due to the long horizontal branching pattern. The needle-like leaves are shiny grey-green, 10-17 cm long and 1.5 mm broad, usually in pairs but occasionally in threes at the tips of strong shoots on young trees. The cones are green, ripening brown about 20 months after pollination. The seeds are 6-7 mm long with a 15-20 mm wing, and are wind-dispersed.
It is hardy down to Zone 5.
It can be grown almost anywhere and also used as a bonsai specimen.
Full growing instructions can be downloaded from my shop, details on my 'ME' page.
Please read the listing thoroughly so that you understand what it is you will be purchasing. If you have questions, please ask them before purchase as this is the time any queries, ambiguities or simple misunderstandings can be readily resolved. You may download the instruction sheets at any time by following the links from my about 'ME' page (shown after my username at the top of any listing).
All seeds sold are fresh and are stored in conditions suitable to promote the viability of that particular type of seed.
Germinating seeds and growing plants are subject to many other factors including the conditions under which they are raised (including but not limited to: Light, moisture, soil, humidity) and the skill of the individual grower. As the vendor, such factors are completely outside of my control and all seeds and plants are supplied on this basis.The seed count forms an important part of the listing. All counts are exact, the only exception being where the seed is small and difficult to count accurately - in this case the count should be taken to be the minimum we will provide.