Chinese Red Pine, Masson's Pine Pinus massoniana

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Botanical Name:

Pinus massoniana

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Pinus

Species:

massoniana

Common Name:

Chinese Red Pine, Masson's Pine

Height:
70-130 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8

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  • Pinus massoniana

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 -60days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* It is an evergreen tree reaching 25-45 m in height, with a broad, rounded crown of long branches. The bark is thick, greyish-brown, and scaly plated at the base of the trunk, and orange-red, thin, and flaking higher on the trunk.
* The leaves are needle-like, dark green, with two per fascicle, 12-20 cm long and 0.8-1 mm wide, the persistent fascicle sheath 1.5-2 cm long. more...
* An important timber tree in Asia, the timber is used for construction, railway sleepers, mine timber, furniture, wood pulp, etc. more...