Tree seed - Mexican white pine

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(Pinus ayacahuite)

Mexican white pine is a species of pine native to the southern mountains of Mexico, as well as Guatemala and Honduras. The tree grows 35-40m tall, up to 50m in exceptional cases. It is a white pine with 10-15cm needles that come in bundles of five with a bluish foliage colour compared to Eastern white pine. Cones are long, slender and up to 40cm. Despite living in a tropical area, Mexican white pine is known for its unusual cold tolerance for its climate - specimens have survived in temperatures as low as -30 C and is used widely as an ornamental tree worldwide.

Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours, then plant in soil substrate. No cold stratification period required.

Packet contains at least 25 seeds.