Tree seed - Pitch pine

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(Pinus rigida)

Pitch pine is native to a small area of eastern Ontario and is a rare tree in Canada. It is notable in that it is the only 3-needled pine to grow in the east and has cones armed with small, sharp prickles on the end of the scales. Cones can vary in size. An interesting feature of this pine is that small bundles of needles can grow out of the trunk, a feature that helps it regenerate if damaged. Cold hardy to at least zone 5. 

Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours. Plant in a moist soil substrate and wait 2-3 weeks for emergence of seedlings. A short period of cold stratification of 2-3 weeks improves germination.

Packet contains at least 50 seeds.

Limited quantity available.