Also known as foothill pine or ghost pine, this species is endemic to California. Notable for its large cones and heavy seeds, the pine nuts have been used as a food source by the native peoples of the region. It typically grows to 15m height, occasionally reaching 35m or more. Needles have a distinct pale grey and green colour, which grow in bundles of 3. The cones are very large, over 20cm long and often weighing more than a kilogram. Gray pine enjoys full sunlight and naturally inhabits lower elevation hillsides.
Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours, then cold stratify for 120 days. Seeds require a long cold period to reliably break dormancy.
Packet contains at least 25 seeds.