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Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: stratification may be replaced by a 24 hour cold water soak (40 degrees Fahrenheit)
Discover the Pinus pinaster var. aberdoniae Cluster Pine, also known as the Maritime Pine. This stunning pine is native to the western Mediterranean region and is widely planted for timber in its native area, being one of the most important trees in forestry in France, Spain, and Portugal. The tree is characterized by its pale green leaves and rounder cones than the species, with a trunk diameter of up to 1.2m. This variety was introduced into Britain by the Earl of Aberdeen in 1725 and is often planted as a shelterbelt along exposed coasts and to stabilize sandy soils. Maritime Pine is tolerant of maritime exposure, but may require staking when young. This pine is closely related to Turkish Pine, Canary Island Pine, and Aleppo Pine. Additionally, Maritime Pine is used as a popular ornamental tree, often planted in parks and gardens in areas with warm temperate climates. Buy Pinus pinaster var. aberdoniae Cluster Pine today and bring a touch of the western Mediterranean to your garden.