Durango Pine Pinus durangensis

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Botanical Name:

Pinus durangensis







Common Name:

Durango Pine

Seeds Per Pound:
1.13 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
80-120 feet
Collection Locale:
El Toro, Mexico
Crop Year:
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

In Stock: 1.13 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
In a Nutshell:
* Pinus durangensis, the Durango pine, is a pine tree species endemic to the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range of Northwestern Mexico.

This species is related to Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine), and included in the same subsection Ponderosae.
* The tree is found from Chihuahua and Sonora, southwards through Durango and Jalisco, to Michoacán. It is a moderately high altitude species, growing at 1,500–2,800 metres (4,900–9,200 ft).
* Pinus durangensis is an evergreen tree reaching 25–40 metres (82–131 ft) in height, with a trunk up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) in diameter and a broad, rounded crown. The bark is thick, dark gray-brown, and scaly or fissured. more...
* This is currently one of Mexico's more important timber trees, and logging is a widespread and commercially important activity in its range. Perry (1991) reports that logging has greatly reduced its range, but based on my observations in 2007 around the logging town of El Salto, Durango, it is currently managed with sustainable uneven-aged harvest methods. It is also locally used for firewood and carpentry.
* I find this to be one of the most impressive of Mexican pines. Although individual trees do not approach the size of some other species (such as Pinus montezumae), the parklike forests of large, tall trees, covering the landscape over tens or hundreds of square kilometers, is a sight rarely encountered in the arid, heavily utilized forests of Mexico. I think that these forests, which invite a walk or a drive through them, are one of the reasons why so many westerns have been filmed around Durango. more...