(Pinus contorta var. latifolia)
Lodgepole pine is native to western Canada and is the provincial tree of Alberta. It can grow 40-50m tall and up to 2m wide. Known for its tall, straight growth habit, it was once commonly used as a tent pole. It has green needles 4-8cm long and twisted. Cones are 3-7cm long, with prickly scales and often stay on the tree for many years. The Lodgepole pine depends on forest fire for reproduction and cones will not open except for high temperatures.
Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours. Cold stratify for 30 days. Sow 2-3cm deep in a moist soil bed.
Packet contains 50+ seeds.