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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
Pinus monticola, also known as Western White Pine or Idaho Pine, is a stunning addition to any landscape. It is a member of the white pine group and can grow up to 70 meters tall with needle-like leaves that last for up to 3 years. This pine tree is commonly found in the mountains of western United States and Canada, including the Sierra Nevada, Cascade and Rocky Mountain ranges. It is resistant to blister rust and is key species in the Western White Pine Society. Pinus monticola is widely used in herbal remedies for skin complaints and as a natural treatment for wounds, sores, burns, boils, and other similar ailments. The roasted young cones can also be enjoyed as a nutritious food. This magnificent tree is a great choice for gardeners who want to add both beauty and practicality to their landscape.