Armand Pine, David's Pine, Chinese White Pine Pinus armandii

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Botanical Name:

Pinus armandii

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Pinus

Species:

armandii

Common Name:

Armand Pine, David's Pine, Chinese White Pine

Height:
75-120 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

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  • Pinus armandii

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The Chinese White Pine ( Pinus armandii , family Pinaceae ) is a species of pine native to China , occurring from southern Shanxi west to southern Gansu and south to Yunnan , with outlying populations in Anhui and Taiwan , it also extends a short distance into northern Myanmar. more...
* Thin 6" needles, bright green, broadly conical when mature, big, heavy cones, resembles P. wallichiana, native to China, Burma, Taiwan, Korea.
* The seed can be eaten raw or cooked. Esteemed as a great delicacy, the oil-rich seed has a slightly resinous flavour. Up to 13mm x 11mm. more...
Physical Characteristics  Pinus armandii is an evergreen Tree growing to 15 m (49ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.The plant is not self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers acid and neutral soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
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