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Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
In a Nutshell:
* Pinus palustris , commonly known as the Longleaf Pine , is a pine native to the southeastern United States , found along the coastal plain from eastern Texas to southeast Virginia extending into northern and central Florida . more...
* A source of pulp, timber, and turpentine. Extremely adaptable and common in the sandy or clay-sand ridges of Georgia. Useful in coastal landscapes, it adds texture and unique architecture to large scale plantings. Dark green needles, to 18" (9" in older trees), in tufts at ends of branchlets, hangs on to its cones (to 20") for as long as 20 years, native from Virginia to Florida and Mississippi.
* A vanillin flavouring is obtained as a by-product of other resins that are released from the pulpwood. more...
* This seed is collected from trees at higher elevation and inland so it is one of the most cold hardy sources available on the market.